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A person who was present at two summer school activities at the Tipton R-6 School District has tested positive for COVID-19, the Moniteau County Health Center announced Friday afternoon.

Information shared by the Tipton R-6 School District on Friday indicates the individual who tested positive had attended the Tipton band camp from 8:30-11:30 a.m. July 27-28 and Tipton High School's football camp from 7-9 p.m. July 28.

The Health Center, with the assistance of the school district, said it has notified all individuals who have possibly come into contact with the confirmed cases, according to a news release.

The school district encouraged all students and adults who participated in either camp to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19.

The school district stated it will thoroughly disinfect all areas used by students and staff during summer camps and noted there are currently no other indicators of additional spread of COVID-19 to other students or personnel as of Friday afternoon.

All of Tipton's summer activity camps ended, as scheduled, at 11:30 a.m. Friday.

On Thursday, the Moniteau County Health Center advised of potential community exposure to the coronavirus at the Downtown Cafe in Tipton.

The Health Center recommends anyone who was possibly exposed to monitor for developing symptoms and to help reduce the risk of further exposure by limiting unnecessary public contact, maintaining social distancing and wearing a face mask when around others.

As of Friday afternoon, Moniteau County was tracking 31 active cases of coronavirus.

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