Toronto summer camp participant tests positive for coronavirus

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A participant at one of Toronto’s summer camps tested positive for COVID-19.On Wednesday, the City was informed that a camper at the Barbara Frum Community Center – one of 120 CampTO locations in the city of Toronto – has tested positive.

The camper was discharged from the camp with symptoms last week and has been self-isolating ever since.

“As a precaution, the CampTO programs at the Barbara Frum Community Center and the Glen Long Community Center will close for the remainder of the week,” the statement said.

“A small number of children from the CampTO program at Barbara Frum have returned to camp at the same location as well as the Glen Long Community Center.

Each center will be thoroughly cleaned before the resumption of CampTO on Monday August 17th.

The city said it continues to reach out to educate families with children who frequent each CampTO location as well as camp staff.

In addition, families of children who attended CampTO sites from August 4 to 12 and who have had direct contact with the participant will be contacted by Toronto Public Health.

To date, no campers or additional staff have reported symptoms.

“Those considered to be at high risk of exposure will be advised to screen themselves and self-isolate for a period of 14 days without symptoms, while those considered to be at low risk should self-monitor.” for COVID. -19 symptoms and ask for tests if they become symptomatic, ”says the city.

But campers who test negative, remain asymptomatic and are not required to self-isolate will be able to return to CampTO locations on Monday.

To reduce the spread of the virus, all CampTO programs have strict safety and health measures, including: an improved staff-to-camper ratio and reduced group size; use of masks indoors; physical distancing; compulsory medical screening; and improved cleaning of facilities.

To further limit the spread of the virus, each camp group stays together in a cohort for the entire week and does not interact with other campers.

The city’s remaining 118 CampTO locations will continue to operate.

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