A counselor at a Pennsylvania rest-absent camp that serves quite a few New York youngsters is infected with the coronavirus.
Camp Seneca Lake stated it is delaying the opening of the camp for little ones by a “few days” as a health and fitness precaution just after the staffer examined constructive for COVID-19 throughout personnel orientation.
New York mom and dad who want to mail their little ones to snooze-over camp need to ship them to a facility out-of-state this summer time due to the fact Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Overall health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker banned the opening of this sort of camps in the Empire Condition as also dangerous given the COVID-19 disaster.
A team of Jewish camp operators has sued Cuomo in excess of the ban.
“We wished to update you on a scenario that took put at camp around the personnel orientation,” Camp Seneca Lake reported in a “Dear Parents” letter released Friday.
“As you are informed, we have a process in place that all team and campers have to be analyzed [for COVID-19] and benefits cleared in our office environment right before they are permitted to enter camp.
“All staff members that arrived this 7 days experienced negative benefits and ended up allowed to go to orientation.
“On arrival, we examined the personnel again and one workers member analyzed positive for coronavirus when we acquired the benefits back again past evening.”
The letter ongoing, “He was place into isolation promptly and sent back again property this early morning.
“This staff members member experienced zero indications of getting ill but out of extreme warning we have quarantined any other staff members users that arrived into speak to with him and we will retest them once again in a handful of days.”
The camp will open up following Tuesday for kindergarten to sixth graders and Wednesday for more mature young ones.
A source acquainted with the scenario reported the counselor experienced arrive from Miami to operate at the camp.
In the letter to mother and father, Seneca downplayed the constructive take a look at of one staffer — who has because still left the grounds — and assured them it has a program in place to avert the unfold of COVID-19 at the camp.
“We established up this approach to be ready for a scenario like this and all protocols are getting followed appropriately.
“Being July 4th weekend the success from these new exams will not be offered right until this Monday evening. As a consequence of this, however, we will have to hold off the begin day of camp by a few days as we want to be overly cautious and be totally crystal clear that any person that was in contact with this workers member exams adverse all over again.
“We have been in close get in touch with with the Board of Well being and have knowledgeable them of our plan.”
But a resource familiar with the problem asked why Camp Seneca is not shutting down — or at least quarantining the counselors who ended up exposed to the infected staffer for at least 14 times.
Quite a few Orthodox Jewish moms and dads mail their youngsters to the Camp Seneca Lake camp, a source mentioned.