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About 250 exposed to COVID-19 at Hastings camp after 6 test positive

Serious coronavirus-linked condition hit 285 US children
Posted at 3:13 PM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 23:53:49-04

HASTINGS, Mich. — Five staff members and one camp visitor have tested positive for the coronavirus at a camp in Hastings, exposing about 250 people, the Barry-Eaton District Health Department said Thursday.

An additional individual is considered a probable case because of their exposure history and current symptoms.

Those who attended or stayed at Camp Michawana on or after July 24 may have been exposed, the health department said. They should self-quarantine at home for 14 days past the last date of their stay at camp and seek testing immediately if symptoms develop.

The camp will be closed to all visitors for the next two weeks.

A children’s overnight camp, a family camp and a traditional-style campground were all active while people with the virus were present, according to the health department.

The department is working with the camp to notify those who were exposed.