Arkansas allowing summer camps to open late this month

FILE - In this March 23, 2020 file photo, Gov. Asa Hutchinson, right, speaks in Little Rock Ark. Gov. Hutchinson is resisting issuing a broad stay-at-home order to curb the coronavirus outbreak, even as the state's cases continue to increase. Health officials on Thursday, March 2, 2020, said the number of coronavirus cases in the state had risen to at least 643, with two additional deaths. (Staton Breidenthal/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP File)


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is allowing overnight summer camps to open at the end of this month, but with new coronavirus-related safety measures. The state Health Department on Wednesday said counselors at overnight camps can arrive no sooner than May 24 and campers no sooner than May 31. Officials planned to announce more details Thursday on the social distancing and safety measures the camps will have to follow because of the pandemic. The state has been rolling back coronavirus restrictions in recent days. Casinos, theaters and other indoor entertainment venues were allowed to reopen on Monday.

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