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Posted on: March 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Community Center Closed

COMMUNITY CENTER CLOSED

PRESS RELEASE
 March 6, 2021

City of Glenwood Springs Community Center will be closed through March 14, 2021 after Employee tested Positive for COVID-19.

Glenwood Springs, CO – On Thursday, March 4, 2020, the City of Glenwood Springs was notified that an employee in the Parks and Recreation Department became symptomatic after a COVID-19 exposure.  The City quickly responded by contacting Garfield County Public Health, which conducted contact tracing.  Contact Tracing determined six Community Center employees were exposed to COVID-19.

Garfield County Public Health has notified exposed individuals who have been ordered to quarantine through March 14th.  The order includes isolation or extended quarantine for individuals who develop symptoms during the quarantine period. People with questions should contact the public health office via email or call 970-945-6614 in Glenwood Springs or 970-625-5200 in Rifle.

The Community Center will be closed through Sunday, March 14th to accommodate reduced staffing due to Garfield County Public Health ordered quarantines.  The Community Center has canceled all reservations through March 14, 2021.   Members will receive an additional ten days on their memberships.  The Hockey rink is exempt from these closures and will continue to operate as normal. 

The City of Glenwood Springs will promptly notify the community if isolation or extended quarantines prolong staffing shortages causing the Community Center to extend this closure.  Patrons are encouraged to follow the Community Center website (www.glenwoodrec.com) and their social media for the latest information on reopening.

The City of Glenwood Springs is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of employees and Community Center users.    Community Center Manager, Cristi Newton said, “We are grateful for the community’s support and patience while we do everything possible to protect both Community Center users and our staff.” 

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