Governor Sets Guidelines For Beach Openings

Photo by Bob Vosseller

  JERSEY SHORE – As the shore slowly starts to re-open, beaches have remained one of the biggest question marks.

  Gov. Phil Murphy has eased some restrictions in the state recently, but some are still in place. He issued guidelines for how beaches should open. These guidelines apply to municipal beaches as well as private ones.

  The guidelines seem centered around making sure that people are still socially distancing as well as possible. This includes six feet “demarcations” in certain areas.

  Every beach will have admission limited so that people can still go without being right next to one another. A maximum capacity will be set.

  No special events will be allowed.

  While the beaches are open, other adjacent recreation will be closed, including playgrounds, rides, arcades, games, water fountains, picnic areas and water play equipment.

  Sanitation regimens will also be required.

  These guidelines will be publicized to make sure residents and tourists know about them, to make sure there won’t be any surprises when someone comes to a beach expecting it to be business as usual.

  Several beaches, such as the municipal ones in Toms River, Berkeley, Brick and Point Pleasant Beach have already announced their localized guidelines.