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Governor issues update on summer camps

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Governor Cuomo yesterday permitted all summer day camps to open statewide on June 29th, with a decision on sleep-away camps expected in the coming weeks.

The governor also issued an Executive Order allowing the reopening of low-risk, outdoor recreational activities and businesses that provide them in any region that’s entered at least phase one.

Earlier this week, results from a statewide survey confirmed the lowest infection rate among residents since the pandemic began at less than 2 percent returning positive.

“[Tuesday was] day 94 of the COVID-19 pandemic and if you look at the progress we have made in New York, it’s breathtaking how far and how fast we’ve come,” Governor Cuomo said. “The number of hospitalizations is down, the number of new COVID cases walking in the door is at an all-time low and the number of deaths is just about as low as we have seen it.”

Despite things looking up, locally favorite summer events continue to drop off.

The annual Cortland County Junior Fair that was slated for next month was yesterday postponed until July 2021.

Yesterday (June 2) would’ve been the 2020 Dairy Parade had it not been for COVID-19, which also forced cancellation of this weekend’s Field Days event for the Homer Fire Department.

These are typically huge fundraising opportunities for small departments to gather support for the services they provide throughout the year.

Cancellation of Field Days will likely cause hardship for each of them.

One business the Homer is doing what it can to help.

Tomorrow through Saturday, Sinfully Sweet Cafe on Main Street will prepare special fair-type treats and specials with a percentage of all sales being donated to the fire department.

Pre-orders are requested in order to allow them to best prepare.

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