New Jersey Youth Sports, Day Care & Camps Get Reopening Dates
During the Friday, May 29th COVID-19 coronavirus update from Governor Phil Murphy, more opening dates were announced, including child care centers, youth day camps, and some sports.
Earlier this week, Governor Murphy said that in-person college and high school graduations will be able to take place in July, but specific details like exactly how many will be allowed to attend weren't outlined in the Wednesday announcement.
It is a sign, at least, that things are slowly starting to move in a direction of familiarity.
More of those signs were announced during the Friday press briefing, including the fact that in just about two weeks, child care centers will be able to start to reopen, a week later, non-contact outdoor youth sports will be allowed to pick back up, then about two weeks after that, kids' day camps will be allowed to reopen.
Non-contact outdoor sports would include things like baseball, softball, and soccer.
They all, of course, will have some new safety guidelines, including not allowing contact drills for sports.
Here's the announcement with the specific dates from Governor Phil Murphy:
With more businesses reopening and planning reopenings this past week, with curbside pickup, and outdoor dining starting to spread, the mood is also starting to pick up across the state.
While we await specific details about what in-person graduations will look like in July, many high schools are getting creative to pay tribute to the Class of 2020, like Toms River High School South's fences full of senior photos that covered nearly a whole block: