COVID-19 in Illinois: Olney aquatic center reports known exposure

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OLNEY, Ill. – Richland County TB and Public Health Office was notified Monday of a known COVID-19 exposure related to Musgrove Aquatic Center in Olney.

Any visitors to the public swimming pool between Saturday, June 27 and Friday, July 3, may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus.

Health officials said an investigation into the incident is currently underway. Anyone contacted by public health officials, should respond promptly, they said, noting no confidential patient information will be released.

Anyone who visited the Musgrove Aquatic Center within the above mentioned time frame, should contact Carle Richland Memorial Hospital Respiratory Evaluation Center at (618) 392-1700 for symptom evaluation and COVID-19 testing.

A total of seven confirmed cases have been reported in Richland County, with three currently in self-isolation.

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