Outbreak declared at Granby day camp

Record Staff

Following the news earlier this week that a Camp Counselor at the City of Granby’s day camp had received a positive diagnosis of COVID-19, the public health department of the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS has declared an outbreak of the Covid-19 at the camp’s Haute-Ville high school site.
All children and camp employees at the site are now considered contacts at low risk of contamination. The outbreak is considered limited to the site and there are no new recommendations for the other seven sites in the same day camp.
Camp will continue to operate at the site, but all workers as well as high school age children (including those who begin this coming fall) will now be required to wear a mask at all times. Wearing a mask is recommended for all other children on this site, but it is not mandatory.
In light of the current situation, each group at the camp will be divided into bubbles of four to six children. All children must be in the presence of the same bubble of the same group at all times. Outdoor activities will be prioritized, and the Department of Public Health insists that the distance of two metres must be respected at all times for indoor activities and hand washing must be done regularly. No activity will be allowed outside the school premises. Parents must also respect the two-metre distance at all times when they are going to pick up their child.
A letter explaining the change will be sent to all parents of this site.
Preventive screening of all staff and children at the camp has been strongly recommended. A screening clinic will be organized directly in the community by the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS. Parents will be notified of the details of the screening. A public health professional will visit the camp to ensure that preventive measures are put in place.
Quebec’s Health Department reported 82 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people infected to 56,079, including 25,534 cases that are considered recovered. The province also recorded 13 additional COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 5,603 since the beginning of the pandemic. Six of those deaths had occurred in the past 24 hours while seven others reported on Wednesday occurred before June 30.
The number of people hospitalized across the province decreased by 16 to 331, but one more patient was listed in intensive compared with the prior day, for a total of 27.
In the Eastern Townships the total number of confirmed cases on Wednesday was 966 with 927 considered recovered, one hospitalized, and 26 total deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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