New York camp operators have new guidelines for reopening following an almost complete shutdown last summer.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says the guidelines went into effect May 19 and include mandatory daily health screening practices for staff and visitors.  That involves daily temperature checks.

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Child care, day camp and overnight camp programs will have to notify state and local health departments immediately upon being informed of any positive COVID-19 test result for a staff member or child at their site.

Each site is responsible for implementing property-specific capacity limitations for children and campers that makes sure there is appropriate social distancing.  Staff who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 must maintain a distance of at least six feet from any other unvaccinated staff.

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Children and campers over the age of two and staff who are not fully vaccinated must wear face coverings except when eating, drinking, showering, swimming or sleeping.

Additional guidance can be found at the New York Health Department guidance website.

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