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Ridgewood NJ, The opening of Graydon Pool and the Ridgewood Summer Day Camp Program will NOT happen this year. Just announced during tonight’s Village Council Meeting. UPDATE: The Summer Day Camp Program definitely won’t happen. Village Council members have requested a plan be developed to open Graydon at some point during the summer in the event Governor Murphy’s Executive Order that closed public swimming pools is lifted. As of now, Graydon can’t open because of an Executive Order banning same. Opening Graydon as a passive recreation area is also being considered, as is eliminating membership/daily pass fees for Summer Season 2020.
During Wednesday evening’s virtual (Zoom) Village Council Work Session, Parks & Recreation Department Director Nancy Bigos recommended the Village’s summer day camp program not be conducted, and that Graydon Pool not be opened and remain closed for the entire summer.
Ms. Bigos indicated her recommendation was based primarily on the fact that her department would be unable to administer the NJ State required social distancing guidelines at the day camp (given the number of campers – approximately 500), and uncertainties concerning possible CDC recommended social distancing & personal hygiene mandates at a municipal pool.
Ironically, Ms. Bigos delivered the bad news to Village Council members as she sat in front of a Zoom camera, unmasked and without gloves, less than 2 feet away from another Village employee (in the same workspace), for almost 2 hours.
Proving once again that what is good for the goose is not always good for the gande