Ogden residents concerned after hearing VASA employee tests positive for COVID-19

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OGDEN, Utah (ABC4 News) – Ogden residents are concerned after hearing news that a VASA employee tested positive for COVID-19.

According to one gym-goer, an employee at the VASA Gym in Ogden has tested positive for COVID-19. The person took to social media asking VASA why those in contact hadn’t been notified, calling the lack of communication “out of line.”

ABC4 News reached out to the manager who said any employee who tested positive would not be allowed to work, saying “anyone who tests positive has to stay home.” The manager did not confirm if anyone has tested positive.

The VASA corporate office confirmed to ABC4 News two employees at the Ogden location did test positive for COVID-19.

The VASA corporate office released the following response:

“VASA strictly follows all state and local guidelines with regard to Covid-19 safety protocols in our gyms and even goes beyond them to keep members safe. As part of these safety measures, all employees wear masks, practice regular hand washing and use hand sanitizer regularly, socially distance and their temperatures are taken prior to starting a shift. Employees with a temperature of 100.4F or above are sent home and are not allowed to return to work until they have no fever or symptoms. For employees that develop a fever, we recommend they get tested for Covid-19. Two VASA employees in Ogden tested positive for Covid-19 and remained at home during the mandated recovery timeframe. No other positive Covid-19 reports have been reported as of today. As per county health guidelines, VASA immediately reported the cases to the health department and followed their guidance after a thorough investigation. VASA will continue to follow state and local guidance in keeping employees and members safe.”

VASA officials say they will remain open with limited amenities and are practicing very strict social distancing protocols.

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