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Over 40 People Test Positive From COVID-19 Outbreak at Kanakuk Camp

On Thursday, July 2, the Stone County Health Department released information detailing that 41 people had tested positive for Covid-19. Out of the 41 that have tested positive, none of those live in Stone County. These positive cases went back to their home states and counties across Missouri at the conclusion of their camp. See the press release below for more information.

July 2nd, 2020
For Immediate Release
Stone County Health Department

Stone County Health Department (SCHD) continues to further investigate the Covid-19 cases at Kanakuk K-2 camp in Lampe (Stone County). 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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