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Kings Island Associate Tests Positive for COVID-19 Just Days Before Opening to General Public

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CINNCINATI – A “associate” has been sent home for 14 days after testing positive for COVID-19 while working at Kings Island.



Kings Island is open to season pass holders only from July 2 to the 10th, on the 10th they open to the general public but they are are already experiencing the virus.

Chad Showalter, director of communications at the amusement park in Mason, released this statement to the Enquirer:

“We have had an associate who tested positive for COVID-19. Out of respect and for the privacy of our associates, we do not provide details of any individual’s health status. Kings Island continues to adhere to CDC guidelines regarding contact tracing. The affected associate was screened, as per usual, prior to park opening.

“In accord with CDC guidelines our associate and guest screening procedures and contact tracing protocols along with social distancing and proper face coverings are designed to facilitate a safe in-park experience for our guests and associates.



“Our policy as it pertains to any associate confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19 is to send that individual home for 14 days or until they test negative. Simultaneously, any associate(s) identified as having close contact with an associate who has tested positive will also be sent home for 14 days or until they test negative.

“The workstation and general workplace where the affected associate(s) work will be sanitized and will not reopen to other associates or guests until proper cleaning of the facility has been completed. The health and safety of our associates and guests is always our top priority.”