#childsafety | Mountain Laurel YMCA Camper Tests Positive For Coronavirus

HAMDEN, CT – A camper at the YMCA Camp Mountain Laurel has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Hamden/North Haven YMCA is requiring that all children and counselors who were within the child’s group remain home for 14 days before returning to the camp or any branches of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA.

The YMCA learned Thursday a camper who was last at the camp on Wednesday tested positive for COVID-19 and camp families have been notified.

“Due to the close-knit nature of camp groups, we feel that the CDC guidance about close contact applies to all children within the infected child’s group, as well as the counselors in the group,” the YMCA said in a statement.

Families have been asked to contact their pediatrician for further advice and questions.

According to the YMCA, the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA intentionally developed and refined plans to ensure the safety of children and staff. These include precautions such as increased cleaning throughout the day, temperature symptom checks upon arrival and staff wearing masks at all times.

“We hope that all children and families remain healthy and well,” the YMCA said in the statement.

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