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The governor released guidelines for when summer camps would be allowed to reopen

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Connecticut's governor signed yet another executive order on Monday in which he extended limits on social gatherings, canceled overnight summer camps and delayed summer school.

Gov. Ned Lamont signed the order Monday night.

While it included the phase 1 plan for restaurants to reopen with outdoor dining on May 20, it also extended restrictions on gatherings of more than five people to June 20.

Restrictions were also extended for the prohibiting of indoor gyms, movie theaters and off-track betting.

The order also clarified summer camp restrictions and canceled overnight camps.

Day camps can not begin until June 22. When they do open, there will be a number of health procedures, including child group limits.

"To limit the spread of COVID-19 and secure the health and safety of children and staff of resident camps, all operations of resident camps, as defined by Section 19a-420 (2) of the Connecticut General Statutes are prohibited," the order read.

Finally, summer school won't be able to start until July 6.

"The commissioner of education, in consultation with public health experts and the Reopen Connecticut Subcommittee on PreK-12 Education, shall issue guidance on the limited operation of summer school programs that are permitted to engage in-person classes after that date, and may issue any implementing order he deems necessary consistent with this order and with his associated guidance document," the order read. "Any private schools and other non-public schools that operate summer school programs and are not otherwise covered under sections 6 through 10 of this order are encouraged to follow the same schedule and guidance."

Read the whole executive order here.

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(6) comments


So we flattened the curve with the promise of light at the end of the tunnel. What we should not be surprised at is Lamont’s lack of courage and leadership.

Brian C. Duffy

Gonna miss sleep away camp this summer? Is that what you're upset about?

Brian Duffy


Your mom is so proud.

Brian C. Duffy

Real courage and leadership requires making unpopular decisions as well as coordinating initiatives such as the task to replenish the State PPE stockpile - from China of all places. None of this would be necessary, of course, if not for the complete abdication of leadership, courage, and competence in the current White House. That is why the vast majority of governors - red and blue - enjoy overwhelming approval ratings compared to Trump.

It's easy for anyone to criticize from behind the curtain now, isn't it? You just don't like it when someone points that out.


Your mom would be so proud.


Your mom is so proud.

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