"Settings, like multi-day, overnight summer camps, pose a unique challenge when it comes to preventing the spread of infectious diseases considering the amount of time campers and staff members spend in close proximity", the CDC wrote in a statement. Of the 260 who tested positive, 231 were campers aged 6 to 17 years old.
Five days after the start of orientation and two days after the start of the camp session, a teenage staff member fell ill and left camp; the next day that person was confirmed to have Covid-19.
Camp officers started sending campers household on June 24 and shut the camp on the 27th.More news: Johnson & Johnson's single-shot coronavirus vaccine has begun human trials
While the researchers said "consistent and correct" use of cloth masks, as well as physical distancing measures, should be emphasized to mitigate transmission in "congregate settings", they acknowledged that "the multiple measures adopted by the camp were not sufficient to prevent an outbreak in the context of substantial community transmission". Here's what you need to know before getting a test - and what to expect when you're there.
The report also noted that campers slept in cabins and participated "in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, including daily vigorous singing and cheering".
The study breaks down what happened at the camp when it opened its doors in mid-June to more than 600 campers and more than 120 staffers. The 27 out-of-state participants were not counted in this initial analysis. Masks were required for staff members.More news: Ireland reports highest daily number of COVID-19 infections since May
"Asymptomatic an infection was prevalent and possibly contributed to undetected transmission, as has been formerly described". Among 136 cases with available information on symptoms, 36 patients - 26% - reported no symptoms.
Hundreds of children contracted the coronavirus (COVID-19) at a summer camp in the U.S. state of Georgia last month, health authorities said Friday, adding to a growing body of evidence that minors are both susceptible to infection and vectors of transmission.
"These conclusions exhibit that SARS-CoV-2 spread efficiently in a youth-centric right away environment, resulting in high assault fees among folks in all age groups, despite endeavours by camp officers to put into action most encouraged tactics to stop transmission", the report claimed. Of the 100 who reported signs, those most typically reported were subjective or recorded fever, headache and aching throat. The number of reported infections continued climbing after the closing, with at least 85 kids and counselors coming down with the virus after their time at the camp's Lake Burton location.More news: Kim Kardashian and Kanye Wests future hangs in balance
Officials with the Camp A assure that staff adhered to the measures in Georgia's Executive Order that allowed overnight camps to operate beginning on May 31, including requiring all trainees, staff members, and campers to provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test 12 days before arriving.