Dixie Classic Fair


WHEN THAT MUCH NEEDED COOLDOWN,
WILL BE HERE. BUT FIRST AT 10:00, THE NUMBER
OF PEOPLE IN NORTH CAROLINA
INFECTED BY LEGIONNAIRE’S
DISEASE IS RISING. BRIANA: STATE HEALTH LEADERS SAY
THAT NUMBER IS AT 124, AND SAY
HOT TUB DISPLAYS AT THE MOUNTAIN
STATE FAIR IN FLETCHER LAST
MONTH ARE LIKELY TO BLAME. KENNY: MEANWHILE, DIXIE CLASSIC
FAIR FOLKS AREN’T TAKING ANY
CHANCES AS THEY PREPARE TO OPEN
THE GATES. BRIANA: OUR BRANDON BATES IS
LIVE AT THE WINSTON-SALEM
FAIRGROUNDS WITH MORE ON HOW NEW
SAFETY PROTOCOLS WILL IMPACT
YOU. REPORTER: THE LAST THING FA
OFFICIALS HERE IS A MAJOR
OUTBREAK — THEY DON’T WANT THAT
TO HAPPEN HERE, SO THEY ARE
TAKING THEIR OWN PRECAUTIONS,
GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO. THEY ARE ALSO ASKING PEOPLE
COMING TO THE FAIR TO DO
SOMETHING AS WELL.>>IT IS SOMETHING YOU ARE
PROBABLY NOT THINKING ABOUT WHEN
HEADING TO A FAIR. THE POSSIBILITY OF POTENTIALLY
DEADLY BACTERIA LURKING IN THE
WATER OR COMING FROM WATER
FOUNTAINS. AFTER A RECENT OUTBREAK OF
LEGIONNAIRE’S POSSIBLY LINKED TO
ANOTHER NORTH CAROLINA FAIR,
DIXIE CLASSIC OFFICIALS ARE
KEEPING THEIR WATER CLEAN.>>WE DON’T WANT ANYBODY SICK AT
THIS FAIR. REPORTER: LEGIONNAIRE’S DISEASE
IS A SEVERE FORM OF PNEUMONIA
THAT’S CONTRACTED BY INHALING
LEGIONELLA BACTERIA FROM WATER
OR SOIL.>>THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
GAVE US GUIDELINES AND
MITIGATION PRACTICES AND SO WE
WENT AHEAD AND PUT ALL OF THOSE
IN PLACE. REPORTER: CREWS HAVE CLEANED ALL
WATER SOURCES. THEY’RE FOLLOWING STRICT
CHLORINE PROCEDURES AND THEY’VE
ALSO DISCONTINUED ALL OF THEIR
FOUNTAINS THROUGHOUT THE PARK. THEIR ONE WATER ATTRACTION IS
ALSO BEING MONITORED VERY
CLOSELY.>>IT’S BEAUTIFULLY CLEAR RIGHT
NOW AND IT NEEDS TO STAY CLEAR. IF IT HAPPENS TO BECOME CLOUDY
DURING THE COURSE OF THE FAIR,
THE RIDE WILL BE STOPPED. IT WILL BE DRAINED. EVERYTHING WILL BE CLEANED AND
DRIED, THEN REFILLED AGAIN. REPORTER: AS FOR WHAT FAIRGOERS
NEED TO DO, YOU ARE ASKED NOT TO
BRING MISTING FANS TO KEEP COOL.>>DON’T BRING THOSE. IT’S GOING TO COOL OFF AND IT’S
— YOU ARE NOT GOING TO NEED
THEM TO DEAL WITH THE HEAT. IT SHOULD BE A GREAT WEEKEND. REPORTER: SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
INCLUDE WATER TESTING
RECOMMENDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE.>>WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE
CAN POSSIBLY DO TO MAKE SURE
NOTHING HAPPENS AT THIS FAIR. REPORTER: THERE WILL BE A
WORKING WATER FOUNTAIN INSIDE
THE EDUCATION BUILDING. OFFICIALS SAY THAT WATER HAS
BEEN TESTED AND

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