The sign at Clear Creek Community Church’s Clear Lake Campus is seen in an image from their Facebook page
More than 125 campers and adults who attended a summer camp run by a South Texas church have tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement from Clear Creek Community Church Lead Pastor Bruce Wesley.The outbreak stems from a late June Student Ministry Camp for sixth through 12th graders that was attended by over 400 people, he said.”Unfortunately, upon return from camp, 125+ campers and adults reported to us that they tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, hundreds more were exposed to COVID-19 at camp,” Wesley said.”And hundreds of others were likely exposed when infected people returned home from camp.”
Clear Creek Community Church is an interdenominational church based in League City, Texas, with five campuses south of Houston.The Galveston County Health District said it was notified of the first positive case tied to the church camp — held outside the county — on June 27.
“The health district is working closely with church leadership to investigate the outbreak, trace potential contacts and offer guidance and resources,” health district officials said. “The youth group did not leave the campground during their stay. They did have contact with counselors from their church. No other campers were on site.”Services at all five of the church’s campuses have been canceled through Wednesday, according to Wesley. Enter your email to subscribe to the Results Are In Newsletter with Dr. Sanjay Gupta.