COVID Roundup: No Camp Compo Or RECing Crew; Antibodies And Masks; More

One more casualty of COVID-19: Westport Parks & Recreation’s long-running, popular Camp Compo and RECing Crew programs.

Parks & Rec director Jen Fava says:

“Due to the many restrictions placed upon camps by the state, the limited number of children that could be served, limitations of our facilities, the challenge of social distancing, and the new unknowns related to Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome, we are concerned about our ability to provide these programs in a safe manner. Additionally, they would not be the camp experiences that our campers and parents have come to expect.

1st Selectman Jim Marpe adds, “This was not an easy decision to make, but after consulting with staff and the Westport Weston Health District, we believe this is the right decision for our specific programs.  The health and safety of our participants and staff, and the larger community, is our foremost concern. In light of that and the uncertainties related to the Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome, there was too much health risk as it pertains to these programs.”

Other Parks & Rec summer programs are being evaluated and restructured to meet requirements. Information will be provided as soon as they are finalized.

This weekend on Hillspoint Road, Peter Maloney asked a 40-something woman to please use a mask as she walked near him.

“Not a problem! I have the antibodies,” she chirped.

Of course, Peter — and most Westporters — don’t have “the antibodies.”

Earth to woman: It’s not always about you.

And finally … the holiday’s over. Back to work (from home)!

6 responses to “COVID Roundup: No Camp Compo Or RECing Crew; Antibodies And Masks; More

  1. Clifford Sosin

    FYI someone with the antibodies cannot have or transmit the disease.

    • Tom Prince

      FYI: That’s not true.

    • Wendy Cusick

      Antibodies haven’t been proven for long term immunity yet. They possibly can wear off.
      This novel coronavirus is that NEW- SARS-Cov-2 which is COVID-19 is still in the testing stage.
      With that being said, please everyone have a mask, cloth face covering or a type of bandana at the ready for put on when you come near other people.
      Also please make sure you put it OVER YOUR NOSE! You’re spreading the virus if you don’t put it over your nose.
      Essential workers have to wear it for 8 to 9 hours a day, medical personnel and first responders even longer so it’s not to much to ask for a 45 minute or less shopping trip or while passing other people and their properties to put the face covering on on properly.
      COVID-19 is not going away anytime soon so everyone better get used to this altered way of life.

  2. Thanks so much to the Westport Fire Department for distribution of infrared thermometers and surgical masks today!

  3. Adam Vengrow

    This is all getting preposterous, town was already bad enough before covid with empty storefronts, now its just miserable. At risk people should have different considerations but we have to get back to normalcy so every store and restaurant doesnt shut for good.

  4. Karen Howes

    it is still so early to determine validity of antibody tests.. there are many poor antibody tests out there.. some people lick a swab then send it out, high percentage of false positives.. there are also antibody tests out there , prick your finger, put on a slide, wait 10 mins and line says plus or negative. again high false pos. this woman’s comment is not only arrogant, self absorbed but UNIFORMED. Covid 19 is a virus never in a human before, doctors are saying, ” we just don’t yet about the antibodies “… please people, keep wearing your mask