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Closure of Vale pool draws ire of some local residents

Some Vale residents want the city pool to be reopened because they believe the COVID-19 virus outbreak is a hoax. Vale City Manager Russ Kirkpatrick said the pool will remain closed indefinitely because of the COVID-19 virus. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

VALE – The Vale City Pool is closed indefinitely because of the COVID-19 virus and some residents aren’t happy about it.

Vale City Manager Russell Kirkpatrick said last week he fielded many calls from upset residents who believe the pool should be open and the COVID-19 virus outbreak is a hoax.

“We’ve gotten a lot of blowback,” said Kirkpatrick.

COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Current thought is the virus spreads for the most part person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an . . .