New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released guidelines for the opening of day camps this summer under COVID-19 restrictions, they include limiting classes to 10 kids, and requiring counselors to wear masks.
By Anash.org reporter
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released guidelines for the opening of day camps this summer under COVID-19 restrictions.
The guidelines for day camps, include limiting classes to 10 kids, minimizing contract between classes, requiring counselors to wear masks, and prohibiting non-essential visitors on site.
According to the guidelines, any time that counselors are fewer than 6 feet from each other or interacting with children/campers, they must wear a face covering.
The size of the groups must be limited to no more than 10 children/campers (not including employees/staff), and to ensure that employee and children/camper groupings are as static as possible by having the same group of children/campers stay with the same staff whenever and wherever possible.
The guidelines also include a recommended list of best practices, incluing encouraging children not to bring any toys from home, and to perform screening remotely (e.g. by telephone or electronic survey) before individuals arrive, to the extent possible.
No decision has been announced yet regarding sleepaway camps.