COVID-19 outbreaks lead to temporary closure of at least 3 Quebec sleepaway camps – CTV

COVID-19 outbreaks lead to temporary closure of at least 3 Quebec sleepaway camps – CTV

by tmnationtalk on July 6, 202290 Views

July 6, 2022

Parents were scrambling Tuesday to pick up their kids after three sleepaway camps in Quebec were forced to temporarily shut down because of COVID-19.

Around 150 campers needed to be collected from Camp Ouareau in Matawinie, in Quebec’s Lanaudière region, after an outbreak of nine infections.

“On the first full day, we actually had a young girl who actually threw up. So we sent her home. Then four days in, the parents informed us that she was COVID positive,” said Jacqui Raill, a Camp Ouareau director.

Among those sent home are four girls who came from Mexico, some whose parents had to reschedule flights to pick up their daughters.

Most of the infections are among staff – and some were physically unable to work after getting COVID-19, said Raill.

As isolating all staff members and implementing new precautions became more difficult, Camp Ouareau decided to temporarily close altogether. The camp is hoping to reopen by July 13.

Read more: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/covid-19-outbreaks-lead-to-temporary-closure-of-at-least-3-quebec-sleepaway-camps-1.5974947

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