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Wildwood mayor discusses reopening beaches and boardwalks

Posted at 8:46 AM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 08:46:22-04

WILDWOOD, N.J. — As the summer months creep in, everyone wants to know whether or not beaches and boardwalks will be opened.

Earlier this month, Wildwood, NJ reopened it’s beaches, boardwalks and parks, but to keep residents safe, they still must follow some guidelines.

Wildwood Mayor Pete Byron spoke to PIX11 and said the town saw "a pretty crowded weekend" likely because of cabin fever and the nice weather.

Though seeing large crowds is a concern during the pandemic, Byron said people should be responsible and know to social distance and keep yourself protected. "After two months, people should have a sense of what they need to do."

He also assured that ambassadors will be sent out around the beaches and boardwalks to remind people to continue practicing social distancing. Speakers are also expected to remind visitors to social distance every 15 minutes.

The mayor said he and other New Jersey officials are expected to have a phone call with Gov. Phil Murphy to discuss further plans on reopening cities.