Camp Bnos Shuts Down After 2 Positive COVID-19 Cases


NEW YORK (VINnews) — A Jewish day camp has shut down due to 2 people in the camp testing positive for COVID-19.

Camp Bnos, located on Ferndale Loomis Road in Liberty normally operates as a sleepaway camp, but was operating as a daycamp this summer due to the pandemic restrictions.

In a letter sent by the camp to other camp operators, Camp Bnos confirmed that the day camp will be shutting down 2 days early, due to 2 positive cases of COVID-19. It was not immediately clear if the patients who tested positive were adults or children.

The decision to close the camp came after they consulted with medical professionals and their rabbinic leadership. The camp is communicating with the Health Department as well.

According to the camp, all those who may have been exposed to the patients have been sent home and will be entering a 14-day quarantine.

As the summer draws on, the camp is yet to make a decision about opening second half. The camp wrote that they are “working to make that determination as quickly as we can.” The decison will be shared with the community as soon as that determination is reached.

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