REXFORD – A COVID cluster has hit a children’s day camp at the Edison Club in Rexford, officials said Tuesday.
A total of 22 people had tested positive as of Tuesday, 19 of them children and three staff, officials said. Of the total, 18 are from Saratoga County, 17 of them children. The origin of the other four was not available Tuesday.
The camp, dubbed Camp Edison, catered to children ages 4 to 10 and ran for weekly sessions beginning June 28. It was operated by a company called KE Camps, according to the Edison Club website.
The camp was scheduled to run through Friday, Aug. 6, but the organizers ended it last week with the first positives, Edison Club General Manager Craig McLean said Tuesday.
The positives began to be discovered last Wednesday night or Thursday morning when the camp learned a parent who had a child at the camp tested positive, McLean said. The child then also tested positive.
The company KE Camps was “1,000 percent” on top of it, notified parents, got masks on the children and ended the camp, McLean said.
KE Camps also notified the Saratoga County Department of Public Health and has been working with them, McLean said.
Saratoga County spokeswoman Christine Rush Tuesday confirmed the county is aware of the cluster and is applying its investigation procedures.
Rush also said the camp is fully cooperating with the investigation.
A representative of KE Camps could not be reached for comment Tuesday.