The Fort Mill YMCA at the Complex reopened Wednesday after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, requiring the complex to undergo a deep cleaning, officials said.

Officials said they don’t know where the employee contracted the virus, and they are in self-quarantine for 14 days.

“The employee last worked last worked at the facility on Thursday, May 29th, and the YMCA was notified this past Monday of a positive test result,” said Kirk Eich, CEO of the Upper Palmetto YMCA. “The YMCA immediately closed the facility, and implemented the YMCA’s deep cleaning protocol which involves the Y’s contract cleaning company JaniKing.”

JaniKing provides a cleaning system set up specifically for COVID-19 infection response. In addition, the YMCA immediately contacted the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control for guidance, Eich said.

According to Eich, the Upper Palmetto YMCA has instituted some health and safety measures to best protect everyone who enters their doors, including: nightly, thorough deep cleaning by staff and the YMCA’s contract cleaning company. Additional, extra staff are scheduled to provide cleaning throughout the day. The YMCA has also added appropriate building signage to encourage and enforce social distance guidelines. Lastly, the YMCA has added hand sanitizer stations throughout the buildings.

“We are treating this matter with the utmost concern, and we will continue to provide updates when warranted and appropriate,” Eich said.

Any questions, comments, or concerns can be sent to Kirk Eich (CEO) at [email protected]