Shipwreck Island sends employees home

Shipwreck Island deserted after employees are sent home in precautionary efforts amidst COVID-19 pandemic. (WJHG/WECP)

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Shipwreck Island sent home its staff members this past Monday in an effort to do their part in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

However, in a statement made by management, Shipwreck Island employees will be allowed to come in over the next couple of weeks for essential tasks.

The water park also canceled two of its lifeguard classes and will not be allowing season pass holders to come in to take pictures for the passes they purchased online.

Management also stated these precautions may delay the park's season-opening set for April 18.

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