Kanakuk Kamps is temporarily shut down as per reports due to contracting the deadly coronavirus. K-2 camp in Lampe – a network of Christian sports camps where campers, counselors, and staff members have been tested positive – Health officials reported.
As of Monday, at least 82 campers and staff have tested positive for the virus – Stone County Health Department.said. Further stated through a Facebook post on July 3 –
“These cases reside in 10 states and multiple counties in Missouri. Many of these cases returned to their place of residence and then tested positive. At this time there are no positive cases from Kanakuk K-2 camps that reside in Stone County.”
Earlier in May, K-2 decided to reopen the camp for kids. Even after getting notified by the Missouri leaders, they were confident enough to reopen it. They were sure with the plans created to stop any potential COVID-19 outbreaks from happening in the camp.
Originally, the health department had reported around 40 positive cases but have updated that number to 82 kids and staffers
The camp officials reassured parents, “We are focused on taking all reasonable measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our Kamps.” on their website.
But last week parents got an email from Rebecca Duncan – Kanakuk’s health services director, reported by NBC spokesperson. The mail stating them that their children may have been exposed –
“As your Kamper returns home, we recommend that you consider a 14-day self-quarantine for your child and monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.”
As mentioned on their site, Kamp Kanakuk operates 6 camps in Taney and Stone County across the state with around 20,000 campers through the summer. But it’s unclear whether any of the other programs were suspended in the wake of the outbreak.
SCHD has informed that they are working closely with Kanakuk Kamps to identify exposed individuals and quarantine those individuals, as necessary.
Source: New York Post