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NBC News 21 May 2020

Cuomo: New York Beaches Open For Memorial Day With Limit Of 50 Percent Capacity

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During his daily coronavirus briefing, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that with state beaches opening for Memorial Day, there will be a limit of how many people can enter the beach due to social distancing rules.


New Jersey beaches have reopened to visitors for Memorial Day weekend with social distancing guidelines encouraged. NBC's Maura Barrett has details.
During his daily coronavirus briefing, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced that Jersey shore points and lakes will be open come Memorial Day weekend.
New York will allow Memorial Day ceremonies with up to 10 people despite statewide lockdown rules, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. The state will allow ceremonies marking the holiday next Monday at the discretion of local governments. (May 19)
Coney Island's famous beach and boardwalk will be open for Memorial Day Weekend, but there's a long list of rules, including a ban on swimming, and sports like Frisbee will not be allowed. Scenes of empty airports at LAX were telling of the pandemic's impact on holiday travel; last year, 43 million Americans took trips for Memorial Day Weekend. This being the first weekend many will venture out after 2 months at home, health officials are nervous of increased COVID-19 transmission. Stay safe!

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P.M., SWIMMING IS ALLOWED FROM
9:00 A.M. UNTIL 5:00 P.M. AND
THE PEACH IN HARRIMAN STATE
PARK.
JUST A NOTE ON THESE BEACHES.
THERE ARE CERTAIN RULES ON
BEACHES THAT ARE OPERATING,
PRIMARILY 50% CAPACITY AND THEN
SOCIAL DISTANCING ON THE BEACH.
NO CONTACT ACTIVITIES OBVIOUSLY.
SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE
ENFORCED.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN
WHEN SOCIAL DISTANCING IS
IMPOSSIBLE.
BUT THERE IS SUCH A DEMAND IN
THE NEW YORK CITY AREA TO GET TO
A BEACH, TO GET SOME RESPITE,
IT’S MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND,
PEOPLE WANT TO GET OUT OF THE
HOMES, 50% CAPACITY, THOSE
BEACHES MAY REACH CAPACITY AT
10:00, 11:00 IN THE MORNING SO
THAT’S SOMETHING TO TAKE INTO
CONSIDERATION.
I’M A QUEENS BOY.
IT’S A RIDE TO THESE BEACHES AND
YOU DON’T WANT TO TAKE THAT RIDE
AND GET ALL THE WAY OUT THERE
AND FIND OUT THE BEACH IS
ALREADY CLOSED.
AGAIN, THIS IS A FIRST TIME FOR
ALL OF US, BUT 50% CAPACITY WITH
THIS PENT UP DEMAND, THOSE
PARKING LOTS WILL REACH CAPACITY

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