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Urban News Staff Reports
As New Jersey continues it’s phased reopening, Gov. Phil Murphy green lights youth day camps through an executive order that also reopens child care centers and organized youth sports.
“My Administration has been steadfast in our commitment to let science, data, and facts guide New Jersey’s restart and recovery process,” said Murphy. “In order to continue our momentum in restarting New Jersey’s economy, we must prepare our workforce to return to their jobs by ensuring a continuum of care for their children. Our child care centers, youth day camps, and organized sports will adhere to strict public health and safety protocols so that New Jerseyans can confidently participate in the restart and recovery process.”
Day camps can open on or after July 6, and must comply with COVID-19-specific health and safety standards:
- Youth summer camps will be permitted to operate on or after Monday, July 6 provided that they comply with the COVID-19 Child Care and Youth Summer Camp Standards and other applicable statutes, regulations, and Executive Orders.
- Youth summer camps that wish to operate on or after July 6 must submit an attestation to the Department of Health no later than 24 hours prior to the anticipated opening date, attesting that they will follow all applicable health and safety standards, as detailed in the COVID-19 Youth Summer Camp Standards.
- Residential and overnight camps are prohibited from operating.