UPDATE: Over 40 People at Kanakuk K-2 Camp Test Postivie for COVID-19

Press Release

Stone County Health Department (SCHD) continues to further investigate the COVID-19 cases at Kanakuk K-2 camp in Lampe. At the time of this release 41 campers, counselors and staff have tested positive for COVID-19. All 41 positive cases were from the Kanakuk K-2 camp in Lampe. These cases reside in 10 states and multiple counties in Missouri. Many of these cases returned to their place of residence and then tested positive. At this time there are no positive cases from Kanakuk K-2 camps that reside in Stone County.

Kanakuk is working with SCHD and made the decision to shut down the K-2 camp for this term after being alerted to the suspected COVID-19 cases. The decision to close has resulted in all campers, counselors and staff to return to their homes. SCHD will be working closely with Kanakuk Kamps to identify exposed individuals and quarantine those individuals, as necessary. More information will be released as it becomes available.

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