West Haven camper, 11, tests positive for COVID-19, official says

West Haven City Hall on July 12, 2021.

West Haven City Hall on July 12, 2021.

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WEST HAVEN — An 11-year-old participant in a West Haven Parks and Recreation summer camp program tested positive for COVID-19 Friday, according to Mayor Nancy Rossi.

Rossi said the camper’s group will be quarantining out of an abundance of caution.

The group is one of four groups with the camp, separated by age.

Rossi said she did not know how many people were part of the group, but they will be asked to quarantine for 10 days. She said the camper did not ride the bus, so other groups were not exposed.

Rossi said all parents with children in the program were notified. Rossi did not identify the child.

Vaccines for COVID-19 are approved only for those ages 12 and older.