Five employees at City Club at River Ranch in Lafayette, La. tested positive for COVID-19. General Manager Peter Cizdziel told members in an e-mail June 11 that no one on the staff will be allowed to work without receiving a qualified coronavirus test and the club is working on a potential member testing program.
Five employees at the City Club at River Ranch have tested positive for coronavirus, including a server and a lifeguard, the Lafayette Daily Advertiser reported. The private club in Lafayette, La. has informed members, including those who may have come in contact with the employees, and urged them to “take the necessary precautions.”
The employees infected are: a server who worked with staff and members at the Grill & Bar and Beach Grill several days last week; a food-and-beverage employee who had contact with staff but not members; another food-and-beverage employee who had contact with staff but no customers June 3; a lifeguard who worked the pool June 5 through 9; and a Carriage House employee who worked June 8 through 10, the Daily Advertiser reported.
“These staff members are currently quarantined from the club property until they are medically cleared to return to work,” General Manager Peter Cizdziel told City Club members in an e-mail June 11.
Cizdziel initially told members June 10 there were only three workers infected, the Daily Advertiser reported. He sent the updated e-mail the following day because “we want to be fully transparent.”
Cizdziel told the Daily Advertiser the City Club will be doing testing onsite for all staff, offering same-day results.
“No one on the staff will be allowed to work without receiving this test or an alternative qualified COVID-test,” he said in his e-mail. “We are working on a potential member testing program, more to come.”
“The entire professional team of the City Club will continue to take every step possible to assure the club is safe for you to enjoy,” Cizdziel wrote.
City Club at River Ranch, Lafayette’s only private country club, has been following Phase 2 guidelines in reopening, such as limiting capacity to 50 percent, the Daily Advertiser reported. Employees have daily temperatures checks when they arrive for work and anyone with an elevated temperature is not allowed to return until medically released.