A Reopening Announcement for Summer 2021:
Dear Overnight Summer Camps,
I am pleased to inform you that work is underway to put guidelines in place for overnight summer camps to operate in Virginia in 2021. We look forward to working with you and your colleagues on those guidelines and we will inform you once we have amended the Governor's Executive Order and the Phase 3 guidance to allow for summer camps to operate safely, should the health data support opening at that time. However in the meantime, our office wanted to give you and early indication so that you and your staff as well as your campers and their families can begin planning for a safe opening.
As you remember from previous conversations, I am leading this work for the administration in partnership with my colleagues at the Virginia Department of Health. I appreciate the work that you and the other summer camps have done in working with us over the past few months, and I look forward to getting these plans into place in early 2021 so Virginia overnight camps are able to plan for safe operations next summer.
Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade