Hartford HealthCare doctor says kids need COVID safety at summer camps

As local kids are getting into the swing of going to summer camps, doctors want to remind parents about keeping them safe and healthy.

Mark Sudol

Jul 8, 2022, 11:55 PM

Updated 743 days ago

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As local kids are getting into the swing of going to summer camps, doctors want to remind parents about keeping them safe and healthy.
More kids are expected to attend camps this summer, but doctors say even though COVID numbers are low, you need to make sure your child is vaccinated so they don't get infected or infect others.
Doctors say there are important questions you need to ask like where are the campers and staff from?  What is their vaccination status? And what are the plans in place if there's an exposure? Plus other steps they should take.
"Indoors they should wear their masks as much as they can. And to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer frequently before eating and after eating. It's very important they wash their hands with soap and water," said Hartford HealthCare primary physician Andrew Wong.
Wong say camps are important for kids' mental health and developmental health, but if you have any health concerns for your child make sure they see their primary care physician first.
Doctors say it’s also important for staff to wipe down equipment at camps regularly.


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