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Campground Best Practices

  • On May 24, 2020 Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that campgrounds can open. Transient (short term) as well as seasonal campers are allowed.
  • Bathrooms can open provided if they are cleaned and disinfected often.

  • Tent camping allowed if bathrooms are open.

  • From the Empire State Development Website https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026

    “Campgrounds must take precautions to ensure campers maintain appropriate social distancing and adhere to proper cleaning and disinfecting protocols, including but not limited to maintaining six feet of distance between campers, unless wearing an acceptable face covering, excluding persons from the same household who are camping together.”

  • 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 doctor 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

Updated June 11, 2020