Summer Camp Counselor Tests Positive for COVID-19

A camp counselor of the Isle of Palms Recreation Center tested positive for COVID-19 this morning. The City immediately implemented our response plan, per CDC and SCDHEC guidelines, as follows:

The City hired a third-party contractor who performed a thorough cleaning and sanitization of the Recreation Department.

The City has contacted all camp participants and those that had close contact with the camp counselor. Per SCDHEC, close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of the other person for a period of more than 15 minutes. The employees that were in close contact with the camp counselor are at home, will get tested for COVID-19 and remain in quarantine for 14 days.

Summer camp has been suspended until further notice.

The indoor facilities at the Recreation Center will remain close and reopen on Monday, July 6th.

The City continues to follow the recommendations from the CDC and SCDHEC to prevent and reduce transmission among employees. The Recreation Department conducts twice daily symptom checks and twice daily temperature checks of all personnel and all camp participants. Personnel are required to wear masks when it is hard to maintain social distancing. Personnel must stay home if they are sick and should someone become symptomatic while at work, they will be separated from others and be sent home immediately.

The City continues to provide PPE and cleaning supplies to all departments to practice routine cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched objects and surfaces such as workstations, keyboards, telephones, handrails, and doorknobs.