Fourth Christian Summer Camp Sees COVID Outbreak

Dayton’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County is now reporting at least 70 cases of COVID-19 associated with a retreat at Camp Chautauqua. Thirteen of the reported cases are local to the Miami Valley. The Ohio Department of Health has issued a statewide alert after the exposure was discovered and alerted surrounding states.

Public health officials said that the incident occurred during a Baptist Church retreat from June 27 to July 3 that included people from Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana. The confirmed cases were from Ohio and Kentucky, but over 800 people attended the event.

The camp and event organizers allegedly did not respond to Public Health for several days after reports emerged of new cases and have not yet provided contact information for attendees.

Read the full article. In the last three weeks, COVID outbreaks at Christian summer camps in Illinois, Kansas, Texas, and now Ohio have infected hundreds.