Up to now, seashore reopenings in New Jersey are exhibiting blended outcomes.
On the Ocean Metropolis Boardwalk this weekend, it felt as if the coronavirus by no means hit.
Daring beach-goers ventured exterior with out masks, packed shut collectively, with no indicators of social distancing.
“The boardwalk’s been very crowded, it appears. The seashore, you possibly can unfold out a bit extra,” one individual stated.
Over at Point Pleasant Beach, it was sharply contrasting picture.
Mayor Paul Kanitra says whereas Gov. Phil Murphy ordered beaches to observe social distancing, the state offered no assets.
With out enough enforcement, he took the step to chop down on the variety of out-of-town guests by implementing short-term parking restrictions.
“We simply, proper now, we are able to’t expose ourselves. You noticed what occurred in Belmar, you noticed what occurred in Wildwood, you noticed what occurred in Ocean Metropolis this previous weekend. And I’m not able to topic my residents or vacationers and friends to that sort of publicity simply but,” Kanitra instructed CBS2’s Christina Fan.
The change just isn’t with out controversy.
The brand new restrictions solely enable residents to park on the east aspect of the railroad tracks, making it virtually not possible for out-of-towners to discover a spot close to the ocean.
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Those that depend upon enterprise from vacationers are clearly sad.
“Lots of people don’t wish to stroll that further one or two miles, so I believe rather a lot much less individuals are gonna come,” stated Theresa…