For Campgrounds

Updated May 20, 2020

2019 Novel (New) Coronavirus 
The 2019 Novel (New) Coronavirus is a virus that causes a disease called COVID-19.The virus is spread person-to-person, either in close contact (within about 6 feet) or through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person talks, coughs, or sneezes. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. These symptoms or a combination of these symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Older adults (60 years and older) and people of all ages with underlying medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, and weakened immune system. Pregnant women have had a higher risk of severe illness when infected with viruses similar to COVID-19 and may be more vulnerable.

Campground Guidance

  • Only campsites leased by one family group for the entire camping season may be occupied.
  • Only self-contained recreational vehicles with bathroom facilities inside, potable water, and a sewer connection or an operator-run sewage scavenger service may be occupied.
  • No tent camping allowed.
  • All common areas must remain closed, including bathhouses, laundry facilities, community rooms, pools, dining areas, communal campfire pits, etc.
  • Only registered campers are allowed into the campground. No outside visitors are allowed into the
  • campground.
  • All campers must be provided with Madison County Health Department COVID-19 educational materials at check-in.
  • Campers must maintain a safe social distance of at least 6 feet from others and shall not congregate at another camper’s campsite. Cloth face coverings should be used if you are unable to maintain social distancing. 
  • All campers should be advised that if they come down with symptoms during this time such as a dry cough, fever, and difficulty breathing, they should contact their primary care physician or the local hospital for further guidance.

Additional Information 

New York State, Executive Orders: https://www.governor.ny.gov/executiveorders
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): https://www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/2479/Coronavirus-COVID-19
Madison County COVID-19 Non-Medical Hotline: (315) 366-2770 (Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM)