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Employee at Hawaiian Falls Waco tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 3:09 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 18:00:11-04

WACO, TX — An employee at Hawaiian Falls Waco has tested positive for COVID-19.

Hawaiian Falls Waco says the employee last worked on Saturday, June 6. The employee was screened, including a temperature check, and was asymptomatic.

The company says the employee was wearing personal protection equipment at all times in the park and did not work in a position with direct contact with customers. However, the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District says the employee did have contact with other employees.

The public health department is working with Hawaiian Falls Waco to notify employees who had direct contact. Those employees will be asked to quarantine for 14 days.

Hawaiian Falls issued a statement, saying the company takes all necessary precautions to provide a clean and safe environment for everyone.

Hawaiian Falls Waco was recently notified by the Health Department that an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The employee last worked on Saturday, June 6th and was screened then, including temperature and was asymptomatic. The employee was wearing Personal Protective Equipment at all times while in the park. The affected employee did not work in a position with direct contact with customers.

Hawaiian Falls takes all the necessary precautions to provide a clean and safe environment for everyone that comes into our parks, both employees and guests. We request that all our guests self-screen for symptoms and stay home if they are sick. As noted, we screen all employees daily before reporting for work and ensure they properly wear personal protection equipment issued to them from Hawaiian Falls.