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Exposure limited as positive COVID-19 test reported at Boy Scouts day camp

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A Boy Scout attending a day camp at Scoutland in Gainesville Wednesday, June 24, tested positive for COVID-19, according to Trip Selman, Scout executive with the Northeast Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America.  

Selman said the boy was dropped off at the camp in the morning, where he began working toward a merit badge with a group of seven other boys. Shortly after being dropped off, the boy's parents contacted Scoutland to let the camp know he had received a positive test result for COVID-19, at test that had been given for reasons unrelated to the Scout camp. Selman said both the boy and the other seven members of his group were isolated while their parents were contacted and informed of the situation.  

The boy was picked up by his parents and taken home. The other seven Scouts remained at the camp for the day, as their parents opted not to come pick them up. 

Selman said the boy was not exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 as of Wednesday.  

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