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Public pools in Lachine, Verdun close after lifeguards exposed to COVID-19

Pools will be disinfected and all lifeguards will be tested to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, borough officials said.

In Lachine, 1 lifeguard has tested positive, while in Verdun, lifeguard was in contact with infected person

Public pools were allowed to reopen on June 22 in Quebec.  (Christian Milette/Radio-Canada)

Public pools in Lachine and Verdun will be closed until further notice after one lifeguard tested positive for COVID-19 and another came into contact with an infected person. 

The temporary closures are measure to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.

Two public pools are closed in Verdun: Arthur-Therrien at  3750 Gaétan-Laberge Boulevard, and de la Fontaine at 550 Place de la Fontaine.

The Verdun borough said one of its lifeguards came into contact with someone who tested positive. The lifeguard worked Sunday through Tuesday, although neither that lifeguard nor any of the others came into close contact with citizens in that time, the borough said.

All lifeguards who were in contact with the employee at risk will get tested for COVID-19, and the pool facilities will be completely disinfected, the borough said. 

In Lachine, 3 pools closed

In Lachine, one lifeguard tested positive. 

Pools in Kirkland, LaSalle and Michel-Ménard parks, as well as the wading pool in LaSalle Park, will be closed until further notice, the borough said. 

Pool facilities will be disinfected, and lifeguards will be tested. 

Public pools were allowed to reopen on June 22. 

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