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Six employees from Silver Dollar City test positive for COVID-19

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Published: Jul. 2, 2020 at 12:34 PM CDT
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Silver Dollar City reports employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the park reopened on June 13.

The Stone County Health Department confirms that six employees at Silver Dollar City have tested positive for COVID-19. The health department says this is currently being investigated as a possible outbreak.

All employees were masked while at the park and have been quarantined at home. Close contacts of the employees, including coworkers have also been quarantined.

The Stone County Health Department released the following timelines of potential exposures:

June 17- 7:45-1:00 -Masked

June 20- All Day -Masked

June 24- All Day -Masked

June 25- All Day -Masked

June 26- All Day -Masked

Those who attended on these dates are considered low risk, but asked to monitor for symptoms.

According to the Stone County Health Department, Silver Dollar City has fully cooperated with the investigation and is following all the necessary precautionary measures. The park currently requires all guests and staff to wear masks, which males the risk of exposure low.

Silver Dollar City did not disclose how many employees or where the employees worked in the park, but released the following statement to KY3 News:

Silver Dollar City has been informed of employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 since opening on June 13. Our thoughts are with them and their families during this difficult time. We are working closely with the health departments to follow all required and recommended protocols. Our safety team has completed contact tracing and determined additional employees were in direct contact with the COVID-19 positive employees. Those employees who have been in direct contact are quarantined from work as established by CDC guidelines and are encouraged to be tested for COVID-19. We have no additional statements at this time.

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