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Tamarack temporarily closed due to COVID-19 case

Tamarack will be temporarily closed due to an employee testing positive for coronavirus.
Published: Oct. 29, 2020 at 8:03 PM EDT
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RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Tamarack will be temporarily closed due to an employee who tested positive for COVID-19.

The West Virginia Department of Transportation made that announcement Thursday about the arts and crafts center, located just north of Beckley off the West Virginia Turnpike (Interstate 64/77). Tamarack also features a restaurant and serves as a rest area for travelers.

WVDOT officials say it is closed “out of an abundance of caution” and will undergo deep cleaning.

“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, in a news release. “We will continue to follow all guidelines issued by the State and the CDC, and will work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate the public’s understanding and look forward to serving all of our guests when we reopen.”

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