In a July 3 social media post, Clear Creek Community Church, an interdenominational church in League City, Texas, reported that more than 125 students and adults who participated in a June 23-27 student ministry camp tested positive for COVID-19. The church subsequently canceled services at its campuses on Sunday, July 4, and Wednesday, July 7.
More than 400 people participated in the camp, with many students making professions of faith. The social media post stated that, in addition to the 125 who have tested positive, “hundreds more were exposed to COVID-19 at camp. And hundreds of others were likely exposed when infected people returned home from camp.”
Cooperating with officials
The church reported that it is cooperating with Galveston County Health District in responding to the recent outbreak. Health officials are testing whether the more contagious Delta variant helped spur the outbreak in the camp, the Houston Chronicle reported.
“This is a reminder that COVID-19 is still here and we have to take precautions,” Phillip Keiser of the Galveston County Local Health District, told the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.
Lead Pastor Bruce Wesley said, “From the beginning of the pandemic, we have sought to love our neighbors by practicing strict safety protocols.” He asked for prayer for those affected.