A Lubbock swimming and aqua therapy facility is closing next few days for deep cleaning after it was potentially exposed to the novel coronavirus. County Commissioner Chad Seay told FOX34 Thursday a patron of Southwest Aqua Sports and the patron's child visited the facility Wednesday. Both people had been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
This facility, owned by Seay, contracts with University Medical Center to perform aquatherapy sessions, which is considered an essential service in Lubbock as a medical treatment.
A source tells FOX34 the member's husband had tested positive for COVID-19, but she had tested negative and took the child to a therapy session Wednesday morning. Seay said Friday the child and the patron have not tested positive for COVID-19.
Seay said the facility has been following CDC guidelines for distancing and cleaning while operating. He does not believe anyone else was within close contact of the child or member while at the facility, but is taking the precautionary measures of notifying anyone who was in the building.
Southwest Aqua Sports will be closed for deep cleaning until Monday, according to a post on its Facebook page.
The City of Lubbock health department did not have any immediate information regarding potential public exposure at this location as of Thursday afternoon.
This story was updated Friday afternoon with new information clarifying the child did not test positive for COVID-19, information provided by Seay.