DPH officials also say they are conducting contract tracing in order to identify positive cases. Staff and campers “come from many locations in and around Georgia,” state health officials said.
Earlier this week, the YMCA said it “cannot confirm a number” of positive COVID-19 test results. But multiple people who attended camp on Lake Burton have tested positive, and one at the camp on Lake Allatoona. Campers are ages 7-15 and staff are ages 16-22.
The YMCA said all counselors and campers had passed mandatory screenings before arriving. The counselor who first showed symptoms was immediately sent home.
The YMCA also said it decided to close the camp for the summer and was crediting fees paid by camp participants.
“In preparing for camp, we collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and the American Camp Association and followed the safety guidelines of the Executive Order from the State of Georgia,” Koontz said in the statement to the AJC on Saturday.
Georgia reported 2,826 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. That’s down from 3,472 newly reported cases Thursday, which set a record for the number of new cases.