Hopkins County reports COVID outbreak after teen church trip

Coronavirus Watch

HOPKINS CO., Ky (WEHT) The Hopkins County Health Department says at least 8 teens from a recent church camp trip have now tested positive for COVID-19.

The county health department says that two adults have also tested positive. The outbreak has even spread to the high school football team. The football team is now being quarantined.

Officials estimate that as many as 100 students could have been exposed to the infection. They also say that no one on the camping trip was vaccinated.

“We’re not in the clear yet. You know, we have optimism because our numbers were going down here in Hopkins County, and we’ve probably got 40 to 50% of our people vaccinated,” said Denise Beach from the Hopkins County Health Department. “But teenagers and young adults are not getting vaccinated in the same percentages. And therefore the spread seems to be in that group at this time, young adults and the teenage population.”

If your child has been on this church camp trip from Hopkins County, you will be contacted to quarantine them. If your child has any of these symptoms, please have them tested for COVID-19:

  • allergy symptoms
  • headache
  • fatigue or weakness
  • loss of taste or smell
  • fever
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • sinus infection
  • vomiting or diarrhea

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