Summer camps and sleepaway camps can now open all over South Jersey.  This is welcome news and music to the ears of some parents who have been spending even more time with the kids thanks to all of the restrictions we've gone through in the last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Murphy made it official when he sighed an official order allowing camps and sleepaways to officially open for the upcoming summer season according to 6 ABC.

The Governor tells 6 ABC,

Certain safety guidelines and protocols from the Department of Health must be met including:
  • Daily health screening for staff, campers, and volunteers.
  •  Face masks, social distancing, hand hygiene, and cleaning.
  • Policy in effect when a camper or staff member receives a positive COVID test.
  • Unvaccinated staff must receive a negative test within 72 hours of arriving for overnight camps.
     Staff and campers will be required to be tested within 3 to 6 days of arrival.
    Quarantine for campers and staffers prior to arrival is strongly encouraged.

Summer camps can be so beneficial for kids to enjoy nature, build friendships and self-confidence. It's so good to see our state open up again little by little and get back to some kind of normalcy as we get ready to kick off the 2021 summer season.

source: 6ABC.com nj.gov/health

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