Recent visitor to Doyle Street Pool tests positive for COVID-19

Camp Fire Georgia, which handles the day-to-day operation of Toccoa's Doyle Street Pool, has announced this afternoon, July 13, that a recent visitor to the pool has tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

"The Doyle Street Pool/Camp Fire Georgia has received a report of an individual testing positive for COVID-19. The individual has recently been to the Doyle Street Pool," states a press release distributed at 3:30 p.m. today. "Our staff adhere to the recommended CDC guidelines including the wearing of masks, cleaning procedures, appropriate maintenance of water chemistry, and social distancing so as to provide a safe experience for all. That said, we feel it is our responsibility to inform our guests so that you will know to monitor for symptoms and seek immediate care if symptoms arise. To be clear, we have no reason to believe that this person contracted COVID-19 at the Doyle Street Pool, but rather, they have informed us that while they may have been contagious, they were at the pool."

The Doyle Street Pool will be closed until further notice as staff works with local officials and the Georgia Department of Public Health to follow recommended procedures in an effort to ensure everyone's safety.

"We will resume operations when we feel it is safe to do so for both our staff and patrons," the press release stated. "The Doyle Street Pool and Camp Fire Georgia take pride in the health and well-being of all and feel sharing this information is beneficial to the community. We thank you in advance for your support."

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