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Irondequoit, N.Y. — A child attending a summer camp in Upstate New York has tested positive for coronavirus.

WHAM reports families of children attending Camp Eastman in Irondequoit, New York, have been notified by the Monroe County Health Department that a camper tested positive for Covid-19. Irondequoit Town Supervisor Dave Seeley said Sunday that the child was at the camp’s “Older Camp” group on Monday, July 6.

According to, campers were split into groups of 10 children or less and two counselors per group. All 12 people in the “Older Camp” group have been told to quarantine by the Health Department.

The name and age of the camper have not been disclosed.

The Health Department said that it is “highly unlikely” the camper contracted Covid-19 while at the camp, and had no concerns about the camp staying open.

“The safety of our campers is paramount. The State put in place very strict guidelines for us to follow, which we take very seriously. This includes isolated clusters of campers, thorough sanitation, keeping the kids outdoors as often as possible, and keeping them separate if they need to be brought indoors due to inclement weather,” Seeley wrote on Facebook Sunday.

According to WHAM, guidelines include masks being required at all times and requiring each group of campers to bring its own supplies for activities that are not shared with other groups.


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