Across the U.S., states are reacting to COVID-19 in different ways; some are opting for a cautious approach, while others are attempting to continue business as usual — sometimes with alarming results. The summer season brings with it another way that a state-by-state response to a global crisis is panning out. Namely, how it’s affected the nation’s summer camps, several of which have opened up to campers.
Writing at Bloomberg, Rachel Adams-Heard explores the issues facing camp operators, campers and their parents. Across the country, at least 191 campers and camp staff have tested positive for COVID-19 since camp sessions began. As Adams-Heard observes, that’s alarming enough on its own, but it also establishes a worrying precedent for the challenges facing schools slated to open in the fall.