St. Pete YMCA lifeguard tests positive for COVID-19, spokesman says

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – A lifeguard at a St. Petersburg YMCA has tested positive for COVID-19, News Channel 8 has learned.

Despite the employee testing positive for the virus, operations will continue at the e Jim & Heather Gills YMCA, according to a spokesman for the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg.

“We immediately executed our COVID response protocol and contacted the local health department. We have followed their guidance to continue operations and expand on our enhanced cleaning protocols that were already in place,” the spokesman said.

Staff and program participants were notified of the exposure, the spokesman said.

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