Per NYS Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily news briefing:
“As a region we have established a joint agreement on beaches in NY, NJ, CT and DE. State beaches will open Friday of Memorial Day weekend with strict precautions. Beaches will be at 50 percent capacity & masks will be required when social distance not possible. Staff will enforce.”
That re-opening applies to NYS-run beaches.
Also from the Governor: “City, town and county beaches may open as well on Friday of Memorial Day weekend, as long as they fully enforce the minimum rules. They may impose additional conditions. If local government’s don’t enforce these rules, the beaches will be closed.”
While it’s obviously still too cold for swimming in the Adirondacks, this is a story we’ll be following.
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As far as whether NYS campgrounds will be open this summer, an answer is still unclear but NYS Parks made this announcement yesterday:
UPDATE FOR 2021 CAMPING: New York State Parks has temporarily lifted the 9-month reservation window restriction for camping and will allow for transfers of existing camping reservations into the 2021 season. If you choose to transfer, the change fee will be waived until June 11th for online transactions only. In addition, you may also make new reservations for the 2021 season at this time. Please note that there is no guarantee that you will get the same camping site or dates for 2021 whether you transfer or make a new reservation. We encourage online reservations as the Call Center is experiencing longer than average wait times.