People visit the beach during Memorial Day weekend on May 26, 2019 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and this year New Jersey has banned smoking and vaping on nearly every public beach under tougher new restrictions.
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Gov. Cuomo Announced New York Regions WILL Reopen Beaches For Memorial Day Weekend  

As the weather warms up, some people are wondering how COVID-19 will impact the upcoming months. 

During New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s daily briefing today (May 15), he announced that the regions (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Delaware), have reached a joint agreement on beaches. “State beaches will open Friday of Memorial Day weekend with strict precautions.Beaches will be at 50% capacity & masks will be required when social distance not possible. Staff will enforce.”

Cuomo also said that the minimum rules have to be enforced. He added that if local governments don’t abide by the rules, the beaches will close again. In addition, NY’s on pause order has been extended until May 28 for regions that don’t begin opening today.

Will you be spending your Memorial Day at your state beach? 

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