ODH updates its residential camp guidelines following COVID-19 outbreaks

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) – After the Outbreak COVID-19 affiliated with two summer camps in the state, Ohio Department of Health is updating its safety guidelines to help prevent it.

The guidance continues to advocate for a multi-pronged approach, including face coverings and social distancing to help protect those who are not fully immunized.

“If not everyone in a residential camp is fully vaccinated, stratifying strategies is critical to protecting campers, staff, and volunteers,” said medical director, Tien Bruce Vanderhoff said in a statement. “This is especially important as a new, more contagious strain of COVID-19 is settling in our state. Taking these precautions can help reduce the potential for spread and allow people to safely participate in camp activities.”

The ministry also continues to urge people 12 years of age and older to get vaccinated against the virus. Ohio isn’t the only state dealing with camp-related outbreaks:

Find up-to-date instructions on residential camps right here.

ODH updates its residential camp guidelines following COVID-19 outbreaks

Huynh Nguyen

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