UP: Holmes Aquatic Center Staff Member Tests Positive For COVID-19

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect that the repairs to the filtration pipes were complete July 18.)

A Holmes Aquatic Center staff member tested positive for COVID-19, the city of University Park announced in a Friday newsletter.

Pool pass holders were notified, according to the city.  Normal pool hours and staffing remain in place.

“We are providing you with this notice out of an abundance of caution,” the newsletter read.

The city asks that visitors continue to follow precautions including having those 10 or older wear face masks when not swimming or where they can’t maintain social distancing from others, requiring reservations, and limiting recreational swim to pass holders.

The center opened for recreational swimming July 1. 

The city also noted in the newsletter that the filtration pipe that services the center’s main pool ruptured Friday morning. Repairs were complete and the main pool was re-opened the afternoon of July 18.

Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at rachel.snyder@peoplenewspapers.com

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