At Least 30 Attendees Have Contracted COVID-19, All Attendees at Risk
Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County is investigating a COVID-19 outbreak associated with Camp Chautauqua located at 10550 Camp Trail in Miamisburg that occurred during a Baptist Church retreat that included attendees and churches from Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana, from June 27 to July 3. At least 30 cases from attendees living in Ohio and Kentucky have been identified so far, with over 800 people having attended the event.
Since camp and event organizers failed to respond to Public Health for several days after the initial cases were recognized and have not provided contact information for attendees, accordingly, Public Health is asking anyone who may have attended the event to contact Public Health or their local health department.
“Unvaccinated people, including children under 12 years of age, are up to 100 times more likely to get sick after exposure to COVID-19 compared to fully vaccinated individuals,” said Dr. Michael Dohn, Medical Director, Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County. This outbreak demonstrates that the COVID-19 virus is still circulating and continues to make people sick.
If you, or anyone you know, attended this event held June 27 to July 3 in Miamisburg, you may have been exposed to COVID-19 and could be infected, or infecting others. Call us at (937) 225-4508 so we may discuss your risk level with you. In addition, we are asking attendees to monitor themselves closely for symptoms and contact their healthcare provider should symptoms develop.
Public Health will provide you with instructions for self-quarantine, monitoring symptoms, and testing as needed.