WACO, Texas – Hawaiian Falls Waco has confirmed one of their employees has tested positive for COVID-19.
An initial investigation reveals the employee did not have close contact with visitors to the water park, but did have contact with other employees. Now, it’s time to clean.
“We’ve done a deep clean of the park. We already have in place, of course, COVID-19 protocols that have been approved by the Governor’s Office and the County Health Department,” Hawaiian Falls spokesman David Alvey said. “This is what we’ve been doing all the things we do for, is so that we keep everybody safe.”
The Public Health District is working with Hawaiian Falls Waco to notify employees who had direct contact. Those employees will be asked to quarantine for 14 days.
Even with those employees self-quarantining, the park is adamant they have enough staff to stay open. They also think the park is safer than some might think, because of the water.
“Our water, of course, is checked hourly to make sure that all the chemistry is good to prevent any kind of germs in the water,” Alvey said. “The CDC has said that there’s no evidence that COVID can be transmitted via the water.”
The park believes a day out at Hawaiian Falls is like going to any other business in the coronavirus era.
“I think people have to decide to what degree they feel safe in getting out and going to the grocery store,” Alvey said. “It’s no different. You have to decide for yourself and for your family if you feel safe.”
Alvey says he’s unsure what process the employee will have to go through to return to work.