ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa (KTIV) -- Officials with Arnolds Park Amusement Park have decided to close the park after a recent spike of COVID-19 cases in Dickinson County, Iowa.
In a news release, officials announced they would be temporarily closing the amusement park, the museums and the Queen II starting Saturday, June 13. The park just recently reopened back on June 3.
Officials say there have been no positive cases among park personnel, but they say there number one priority at all times is safety. Park officials say they hope to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community and plan to reopen when it is safe to do so.
As of 4 p.m. on June 12, Iowa health officials have confirmed 119 positive COVID-19 cases in Dickinson County. A week ago on June 5, the county had only 34 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, 40 of those cases have recovered and no deaths have been reported.