Thousands flock to beaches for holiday weekend as COVID rate soars, but death rate remains stable
Added 07-03-20 06:11:02pm EST - “Thousands of beachgoers began flocking to the shores Friday to kick off the July Fourth weekend despite a nationwide resurgence in coronavirus cases that has? prompted holiday beach closures in some of the hardest-hit areas? and other…” - Foxnews.com
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Thousands of beachgoers began flocking to the shores Friday to kick off the Fourth of July weekend despite a nationwide resurgence in coronavirus cases that has prompted holiday beach closures in some of the hardest-hit areas and other restrictions to prevent more infections.
In Chicago, beaches are officially closed through the weekend but Foster Beach was packed as many took in the sun on Lake Michigan, WLS-TV reported. Beachgoers gathered at South Carolina's Myrtle Beach while largely ignoring social distancing measures, according to TMZ.
In New Jersey, large crowds are expected at the Jersey Shore, which has raised concerns from locals over tourists not following safety protocols.
“We’re seeing spikes across the country in states that opened up weeks ago, and while we’re doing a good job in New Jersey, there are a lot of people that are way too cavalier about social distancing,” said Paul Kanitra, mayor of Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., a popular summer destination. “There’s inherent risk in all of this.”
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