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Public Health Urges Vigilance After COVID Exposures at Local Camp

Glen Spey, NY – The Sullivan County Public Health Department is advising residents that if they worked at or their child attended Camp Veritas at Lake Champion, 247 Mohican Lake Road, Glen Spey from August 14-August 19, 2021, they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Multiple cases of COVID-19 have resulted from exposures there during this timeframe.

Public Health Director Nancy McGraw recommends that if you or your child were there, monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, which may include (but are not limited to) fever, chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. Anyone experiencing symptoms indicative of COVID-19 should contact their medical provider to discuss a plan of care.

McGraw advises residents to consider any public site in Sullivan County a potential site of COVID-19 exposure, due to a persistent increase in newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases throughout the County.

According to McGraw, the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 continues to be adhering to proper safety measures such as wearing your mask, vaccination, avoiding unnecessary contact with others, as well as practicing basic personal hygiene. This includes washing your hands frequently and thoroughly, refraining from touching your face and avoiding unnecessary contact with others.

“Should you feel ill, contact your healthcare provider,” she advises. “These simple steps will help prevent the spread of the virus and protect you and your loved ones.”

For information about COVID-19, go to the Sullivan County website at www.sullivanny.us or call the COVID-19 Sullivan County Public Health Services Information Line at (845) 292-5910, or the state’s coronavirus hotline at 1-888-364-3065.