SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is now reporting 85 teens and adult staff tested positive for COVID-19 while attending a summer youth camp in mid-June in central Illinois.
One unvaccinated, young adult was hospitalized. Although all campers and staff were eligible for vaccination, IDPH said it was aware of only a handful of campers and staff receiving the vaccine.READ MORE: Woman Injured In Crash On DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Good Samaritans Help Her Escape Burning Car
The camp was not checking vaccination status and masking was not required while indoors.READ MORE: Board President Toni Preckwinkle Marks 11,000 COVID Death In Cook County
A few individuals who were at the camp also attended a nearby conference, which resulted in 11 additional cases. At least 70% of those cases were unvaccinated.MORE NEWS: Woman In Serious Condition After House Fire In Portage Park
While the state’s news release didn’t name the camp, the Peoria Journal Star, citing county health officials, reported the outbreak at Crossing Camp in Rushville, a church camp located in Schuyler County.