The Galveston Island State Park will be closed through July 9, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said.

The department announced Saturday that a park employee tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the closure, department spokeswoman Stephanie Garcia said.

The park will be closed to overnight camping and day use through July 9, the department said. The new closure resulted in 270 reservations being canceled, Garcia said.

State parks were closed in April because of COVID-19 protection measures ordered by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. All parks reopened on April 20. 

Parking on the beach side of the park has been closed since last year because of construction. The closure had also blocked off beach access points at the park.

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Stephanie Martin

Closing the entire park because one employee tested positive! 270 reservations cancelled. Unbelievable!

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