Governor Carney releases guidance on summer camp, summer school programs
DOVER, Del. – In Delaware, Governor John Carney issued new guidelines Friday for summer camps and summer schools in order for them to safely reopen. Carney announced in a press conference Friday afternoon that recreational camps must develop a written plan for enforcing social distancing, frequent handwashing, and other basic public health precautions. Along with that, health officials recommend that these places also conduct daily temperature and symptom checks of staff and students. The Governor says they also must come up with special precautions to protect vulnerable staff members and children who are at higher risk of getting sick.
“The idea here as I understand it with summer camps and summer schools is to keep the cohorts limited to 15 children plus staff, and to keep those cohorts together as opposed to mixing the children together to make contact tracing a little bit more difficult to limit the potential spread,” said Carney.
Summer camps and summer school programs will be allowed to open once Delaware enters phase 2 of the state’s economic reopening.