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ALJBS Coronavirus Pandemic Update #3

Updated 4-2-2020 5:00pm

We continue to be amid an unprecedented national health crisis. The leadership team at American Legion Jersey Boys State monitors this situation daily. The well-being, health, and safety of our delegates, staff, speakers, and everyone else who supports ALJBS is of the utmost importance to us. We are planning for our 75th annual session to take place, as scheduled, from June 21-26, 2020. As of today, April 2, 2020, ALJBS session is still on, as planned. We continue to work with public health officials, the State of New Jersey, the American Legion, and Rider University to closely monitor how the coronavirus pandemic will affect this year's session.

In the event that we are unable to conduct ALJBS as scheduled from June 21-26, 2020, we are exploring a number of alternatives for our 2020 session. We will inform you on our website, if we make a decision to change anything related to this year's planned session.

County orientation meetings are planned to begin in late April. We will make a final decision by April 15th as to whether or not these county orientations will be conducted in-person. Whether or not in-person county orientation meetings are held, we will to post a "virtual" county orientation on our website at by May 1st. We will also provide a link to enable parents to ask questions about this year's session. Please continue to monitor our website ( for the most up-to-date information regarding the status of in-person county orientation meetings.

We expect to post the link to CampDoc for delegates to submit your medical information by April 15th. If you have already completed your application other than your medical information, a link will be emailed to you on or before April 15th. If you have any questions about CampDoc or submitting your medical information, please send them to:

Should you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at We greatly appreciate your cooperation as we continue to monitor the coronavirus pandemic and how it could affect American Legion Jersey Boys State.

County and Post Chairmen, please click here for the full text of this release including planning information as it pertains to interviews, delegate selection and more information.

Once again, the well-being, health, and safety of our delegates, staff, and everyone who supports American Legion Jersey Boys State is of the utmost importance to us.

David S. Bagatelle
Executive Director
American Legion Jersey Boys State

Theodore J. Howarth, Jr.
American Legion Jersey Boys State Corporation

originally posted April 02, 2020