Update 4:  Final Update on Possible Covid-19 Exposure at the GH-CP Pool

This is the 4th and final update on the possible Covid-19 exposure at the GH-CP Pool.

Additional information was provided to us late yesterday (July 21) from the County and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) that suggests there is a very low probability of risk of exposure or transmission as a result of the Covid-19 positive individual visiting the pool at our community.  This is based on the following information.

  • The visiting family has stated that their use of the pool was limited to Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, presumably over the 4th of July weekend.
  • The chlorinated pool is a very low-risk environment for exposure or transmission of the virus. The outdoor environment also contributes significantly to reducing the risk of transmission.
  • The individual who tested positive is asymptomatic. The isolation period for persons who have a positive test and are asymptomatic is now 10 days rather than 14 days, according to the latest CDC guidance.  This means that any potential exposure that might have occurred while the positive individual visited the pool is no longer of concern, since more than 10 days have passed since the testing date.
  • While we can never say the risk is zero, there is little likelihood of any remaining virus, given the number of days that have elapsed and the daily cleaning and disinfecting procedures that are in place.

Cleaning and disinfecting procedures were conducted at the pool yesterday and this morning.  We will reopen the pool today, Wednesday, July 22, at noon.

We are continuing to review and update our procedures for check-in and contact tracing to assure we can promptly notify property owners, if we learn later that someone who has been at the pool has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.  If you have any further questions, please contact us at ghcpassoc@gmail.com.  Thank you.

Jeanne Axtell, President, GHCP Association

Bill Spencer, VP for Operations and Facilities, GHCP Association

(Posted 7.22.20)