CDC issues new guidance for summer camps

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In this July 6, 2015, photo released by Camp Kiwanis, games instructor John Griffin, right, shouts directions through a megaphone as campers look on at Camp Kiwanis in the Ocala National Forest near Ocala, Fla. Camp Kiwanis will not open this summer for the first time in 72 years due to concerns about spread of the novel coronavirus. Camps across the U.S. are scrambling to make a similar decision about summer 2020 and parents are getting a first wave of closure notices for some camps in harder-hit states. (Scott Mitchell/Camp Kiwanis via AP)

WASHINGTON (WLNS) — The Centers for Disease Control for Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidance for summer camps to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The agency says children should be at least 3 feet apart from each other, but when they should stay at least 6 feet from everyone when they are eating and drinking.

The CDC also recommends that most activities be done outside, but the windows and doors should be left open if they must be done inside.

Mask wearing is also recommended at all times, except when children are eating, drinking, or swimming.

The CDC also encourages camp employees over the age of 16 to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

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