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Stanly County YMCA cancels camp after positive COVID test

The Stanly County Family YMCA learned Friday that a child who attended YMCA Day Camp this week was diagnosed with COVID-19.

In partnership with the Stanly County Health Department and out of an abundance of caution, the YMCA is suspending its Y Day Camp for the remainder of the camp year.

“At the Stanly County YMCA, the safety and well-being of everyone who enters our doors has always been and will always be our top priority,” YMCA CEO George Crooker said. “As you know, before reopening our facilities last May, we instituted numerous health and safety measures to best protect everyone who enters our doors, including deep cleaning protocols throughout the day.”

Crooker added that the YMCA will follow CDC protocols, and be ready to re-open for the YMCA Afterschool Program on Aug. 23.

All camp prepaid fees for the last eight days of summer camp will either be applied to after school (for those enrolled) or refunded if needed.

“If you or your child experience COVID-19 symptoms, which could include fever, cough or shortness of breath, speak to your healthcare provider and please contact the Y at 704-982-1916,” Crooker said. “Be assured we are treating this matter with the utmost concern.”