Sleepaway summer camps won't return for 2020, NYS health commissioner says

Summer camps on a budget
Posted at 8:48 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 20:48:28-04

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state's health commissioner said overnight or sleepaway summer camps will not be allowed to operate over coronavirus concerns.

Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said Friday that it's too difficult to manage the risks in overnight camps and maintain practices like social distancing and mask wearing.

The state had previously decided that summer day camps would be allowed to reopen on June 29 with regulations about capacity and health practices.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said 42 people had died from coronavirus on Thursday.