Corning closes city pool temporarily, ballpark closed permanently due to spike in COVID-19 cases

Corning Pool And Sports Complex Closed

CORNING, Ark. (KAIT) - Officials in one Clay County town said Thursday they would be closing the city pool due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.

According to a post on the city of Corning Facebook page, the pool was closed effective Thursday.

Due to the recent spike of COVID cases we feel it would be best to close the city pool as of today. We will re-examine...

Posted by Corning, Arkansas on Thursday, June 18, 2020

The Victory Lake Sports Complex closed as well. Mayor Greg Ahrent says people at the complex were not social distancing.

With a spike in cases, the city wanted to make the best decision for everyone.

“I’m sure some of them feel blindsided but we have the children’s best interests at heart, and it was strictly safety concerns,” he says.

Mayor Ahrent says they will reevaluate the city’s progress on COVID-19 mid-July to see if they will or will not reopen the pool.

The city announced via Facebook about free COVID-19 testing starting Monday, June 22.

FREE community COVID-19 testing at 1st Choice Healthcare in Corning on Monday, June 22nd from 9 am until 12 pm.

Posted by Corning, Arkansas on Friday, June 19, 2020

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