COVID-19 outbreak at Licking Summer Camp cancels event

Posted 8/5/20

The Phelps-Maries Health Department reported ten active cases of Covid-19 in Phelps County and five active cases in Maries County.

The department reported 66 people previously quarantined in …

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COVID-19 outbreak at Licking Summer Camp cancels event

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The Phelps-Maries Health Department reported ten active cases of Covid-19 in Phelps County and five active cases in Maries County.

The department reported 66 people previously quarantined in Phelps County now have been released from isolation, while 11 people have been released from mandatory quarantine in Maries County.

The health department said there were no confirmed cases of COVID-19 identified in Phelps or Maries counties associated with the Covid-19 outbreak at the Licking Summer Camps’ volleyball tournament. Both Rolla and St. James schools were notified about participants testing positive for the virus. The event organizers canceled the events held in Rolla.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services declared the event an outbreak due to the number of cases and jurisdictions involved.

In related news, the health department stated there had been no new cases of Covid-19 identified in Phelps or Maries counties linked to the Covid-19 outbreak at Great Circle’s campus in St. James.

The department said a total of 45 cases of Covid-19 are epidemiologically linked to the outbreak at Great Circle in St. James with 33 cases in Phelps County, three in Maries County, three in Dent County one in Franklin County and five in Pulaski County.

Of the 45 cases, the department said 16 were residents, 23 were staff members, and six were household members or community contacts of staff members.

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