CNN 31 Jul 2020

Study examines virus transmission after summer camp outbreak


CNN's Natasha Chen examines a study that looks at how coronavirus spread at a Georgia overnight summer camp in June.

Summer camps across the country tried to reopen to give kids and parents a break but COVID-19 outbreaks are shutting them down. NBC News' Amanda Golden caught up with a family who had to pick up their children after a coronavirus outbreak.
How summer camps fare could be key in determining whether schools will reopen this fall as the debate continues within states. Camps have reopened with extra precautions, but some have already been forced to close due to coronavirus outbreaks.
A new report from the CDC finds 260 people, most of them children, tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a Georgia summer camp. Singing and cheering likely contributed to the spread and that only adults were required to wear masks.
Even with extra safety precautions in place, some summer camps have experienced a massive spread of the coronavirus. Other camps have been more successful in keeping their campers and staff safe, hopefully giving insight into what will and what won't work when reopening schools.

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