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24 Jun 2021

Montgomery County announces updated masking guidance for summer camps and schools

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June 24, 2021 Category: Stateside Posted by:

NORRISTOWN, Pa. – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) has announced that, effective Monday, June 21, 2021, masking for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals at summer camps and summer schools will be optional, unless required by a business or organization. 

“Informed by the latest data, this updated masking guidance for summer camps and summer schools will remain as long as Montgomery County continues to have a 14-day average below 20 cases per day,” said Dr. Richard Lorraine, medical director for Montgomery County OPH. “Based on case counts at a record low, the likelihood for community spread of COVID-19 is low risk, thus prompting this update to the County’s masking mitigation strategy.”

As of June 15, 2021, Montgomery County has seen 36 days consecutively below 5% positivity, 25 days consecutively below 50 cases per day, and 11 days consecutively below 20 cases per day. 

Masking is still necessary in health care facilities, congregate living facilities, and when using public transportation. Businesses and organizations can have their own policies in place that may be more stringent than State and County guidance.

For the latest guidance on summer camps and schools, visit: https://www.montcopa.org/3746/Rec-League-Sports-and-Camp-Guidance.

Vaccines are safe and continue to be an important tool to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and its potentially severe complications. The COVID-19 vaccine is available at no cost for everyone age 12 and over. Appointments are strongly recommended but not required. Walk-up registration is available at all Montgomery County vaccination clinics. 

To see a list of COVID-19 vaccine clinic hours and locations, visit: www.montcopa.org/covid-19vaccine or call (833) 875-3967. For directions and parking information, visit: https://www.montcopa.org/3748/Vaccine-Clinic-Directions-and-Parking-In.

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