West Virginia's Tamarack closes temporarily for COVID-19

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Tamarack is temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The West Virginia Parkways Authority, which manages the popular Beckley tourist attraction, announced the closure on Thursday.

Tamarack will undergo a deep cleaning and will reopen when it is safe to do so, according to a news release. The reopening date has not yet been determined.

“Closing for a short period of time while we follow the proper sanitization procedures at Tamarack is the best thing for the safety and well-being of all West Virginians and all travelers on the West Virginia Turnpike,” said Jeff Miller, Director of the Parkways Authority.

The Authority will continue to follow all state and federal guidelines around the new coronavirus, according to the news release.