COVID-19 closes popular youth summer camp in Black Hills


KEYSTONE (AP) – The coronavirus has shut down a popular Christian youth summer camp in the Black Hills.

The South Dakota Department of Health confirms several cases of COVID-19 linked to Camp Judson, west of Keystone, caused it to cancel camps.

Health department spokesman Derrick Haskins said they will continue to investigate the outbreak and notify people who had close contact with those who tested positive.

he First Baptist Church in Sioux Falls, which has ties to Camp Judson, said in a Facebook post that three campers, three counselors and the camp director had tested positive for COVID-19, the Argus Leader reported.

The outbreak comes just a month before many public schools in South Dakota are set to open for in-person teaching and learning on Aug. 27.

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