UPDATE: WCC back open after closure due to scarlet fever exposure
Update: WCC has reopened this morning, Tuesday, Jan. 31 after staff cleaned the building with a hospital-grade disinfectant late into Monday night, Operations Manager Robert MacDonald confirmed in a phone interview. The center opened at 5 a.m. Tuesday, MacDonald said. He confirmed the center’s scarlet fever exposure occurred at a sleepover-jamboree of area Girl Scouts. The indoor jamboree is an annual one there, not held for some time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MacDonald said.
Wiscasset Parks and Recreation announced the following on Monday evening, Jan. 30. This story will be updated:
We have had to close the (Wiscasset Community Center) building due to an exposure of Scarlet Fever. The exposure was Saturday around 5 p.m. until 8 a.m. Sunday morning. If you were in the building after that time, you should keep an eye out for symptoms. We are using the guidance from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) link below for information:
We are currently doing a deep disinfecting of the building based on those guidelines and we will update again when more information is available as to the reopening of the building.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.