Positive COVID-19 test shuts Kroc Center summer camp

Jul 3, 2020 | by Brad Rowland

Positive COVID-19 test shuts Kroc Center summer camp

By: David Ibata

With the guidance of the Shelby County, Tennessee, Health Department, and out of "an abundance of caution," The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Memphis announced it had temporarily suspended its summer camp program after a camp employee tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee's most recent shift was June 22, and the Kroc Center was notified of the positive COVID-19 test result July 1, according to an email announcement to center members. Camp was closed July 2 and will resume July 8.

Co-workers who had close contact with the infected employee were contacted and directed to be tested and to self-quarantine, per recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Other Kroc programming and areas were not affected.

"While disinfecting is part of our daily routine, we will also take this time to deep clean the program areas utilized by camp," the Kroc Center said.

The center noted such precautions as requiring employees and campers to complete a COVID-19 questionnaire and have their temperature taken before entering; denying entry to those with symptoms or who were exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days; cleaning and sanitizing multiple times daily; regular handwashing; and having employees wear personal protective equipment.

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