Hotels and campgrounds in New Hampshire can now function at full capacity, with some guidelines in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, according to WMUR.
The easing of the capacity restrictions comes ahead of the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Carrie Teixeira-Corrado, owner of the Terrace Pines Campground in Center Ossipee, said the industry has been struggling.
“It’s huge for our industry, from a financial standpoint,” she said. “It’s huge for the state from a financial standpoint. It’s a big deal.”
Teixeira-Corrado said it’s not just the camping sites opening up that’s a big deal, but the amenities at each campground, as well.
“People want to go to the playgrounds, and it’s tough to tell a five- or six-year-old, ‘I’m sorry, you can’t play on the swings,'” she said.
All 235 campsites at Saco River Camping Area in North Conway, are open, but the facility is taking a slower approach with its pool and playground because of state safety guidelines.
“They are asking us to become a pool police force, and that’s not a position we want to be in,” said Keith Wolters, of Saco River Camping Area.
Any out-of-state visitors to campgrounds and hotels will have to sign a health affidavit attesting that they quarantined at home for 14 days.