A possible exposure to COVID-19 has prompted the Redding Parks and Recreation Department to cancel the last week of day camp. Officials were alerted late Sunday night that there was a positive case among the three dozen day camp community.
An alert went out to parents early Monday morning. The move was made after consulting with the Department of Public Health.
Redding First Selectwoman Julia Pemberton acknowledged the inconvenience to parents who rely on the camp for child care. She notes that there's a significant number of people to contact trace, especially because many are children under 12 who are unable to be vaccinated due to age. The state has offered assistance.
She says the cancellation was done as a precaution to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the community.