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Kansas summer camp shut down after COVID outbreak

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SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City summer camp has been shut down after eight COVID-19 cases were reported and hospitals were raising alarms about a rise in infected patients.

The Kansas City Star reports that the camp, which was put on by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District, was held at Clear Creek Elementary School in Shawnee.

The county health department said masks were only recommended, not required, and many children didn’t wear them.

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