Renton closing community center over novel coronavirus concerns

The city states it’s unconfirmed but reported that a preschooler came into contact with one of the COVID-19 cases

The City of Renton has decided to close the Renton Community Center Thursday March 5 and Friday March 6 after the parent of a preschool attendee told staff they have been exposed to the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19.

The city states that while the case is unconfirmed, they have decided to cancel all programs, events and rentals for those days.

“We will be working with Public Health Seattle & King County to continue to asses the situation and continue to take precautionary next steps. The safety of the public, our participants and staff are our highest priority,” Community Services Administrator Kelly Beymer said in a statement.

City custodial staff will be conducting a cleaning and disinfecting of the center, and alerting any preschool families that have come into contact with the family. As the case is not confirmed, it’s unclear if anyone in the family including the preschooler have tested for COVID-19 or if they are showing symptoms.

This story will be updated as more information is available.




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