Glenpool Family Recovering From COVID-19 After Exposed At Summer Camp

Thursday, July 16th 2020, 5:29 pm
By: Jonathan Cooper

TULSA, Okla. -

A Glenpool family is recovering from COVID-19 after first being exposed to the virus at a popular summer camp.

Shaylene Chatham and her family are quarantined at home after all but one of them tested positive for COVID-19.

"Now it's just staying around the house for another week,” said Chatham. “So that everybody can just stay away from everybody else."

The Glenpool mother said they're all starting to feel better.

She said it all started earlier this month, when she and two of her daughters went to a Kanakuk camp in Missouri. While there, some staff members came down with the virus.

"We couldn't really safely stay open, so we closed early and came home. And I knew at that point that we all three had probably been exposed," said Chatham.

Chatham's 18-year-old daughter was the first to show symptoms, then her 15-year-old and then her husband. She showed symptoms herself late last week, and so far their 12 year old son hasn't caught it.

She said they all have fairly mild forms of it and their symptoms weren't what they expected. They all have headaches and extreme fatigue, but no fevers or bad coughs.

Chatham said she wants people to be aware, the virus seems to effect people in different ways.

"I thank God that he took care of us obviously, but it was not anything horrible,” said Chatham. “It was less than the flu I would say for us, which is great. My husband and I are in our 40's and we are in pretty good health but that seems to not escape some of the people who had a really hard time with this."