- Rich Klein
FOUR CAMPERS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID FROM CAMP VERITAS SESSION IN GLEN SPEY
Updated: Jan 7, 2022
The chief operating officer for Camp Veritas today told The SullivanTimes that four campers who attended a one-week session in Glen Spey in late August have thus far tested positive for Covid-19, including one child each from Sullivan and Orange County.
The SullivanTimes reached out to the camp immediately after publishing a "Public Health Advisory" from the County's Health Department about the Covid cases there.
Elizabeth Young, the COO, said that one camper became ill while returning home from camp with his parents and subsequently tested positive. Young said that immediately learning about that camper, she and her staff (all volunteers) communicated with all parents who may have come in close contact with the child and that they have maintained that contact since. She added that the camp has also been cooperating fully with the County Health Department.
Young told The SullivanTimes that the four kids who tested positive were all doing well and that none had to be hospitalized.
She added that there were no Covid-19 cases from a session held earlier in August at Camp Lakota, also in Sullivan County.
Young said that for the entire week in Glen Spey, none of the campers or staff left the premises and no parents or visitors were allowed on campus. She said that was part of the precautions the camp was taking in light of Covid-19.