260 children and staff got virus after camp where kids didn’t have to wear masks, report says


A new report suggests children of all ages may be susceptible to coronavirus infections and may also spread it to others — a finding likely to intensify an already fraught discussion about the risks of sending children back to school this fall.

The report, released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, details an outbreak at a sleep-away camp in Georgia last month in which 260 children and staff — more than three-quarters of those tested — contracted the virus less than a week after spending time together in close quarters. The children had a median age of 12.

The camp had required all campers and staff to provide documentation they had tested negative for the virus before coming. Staff were required to wear masks, but children were not.

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