New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said his state — along with New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware — will all be opening beaches for Memorial Day weekend beginning Friday next week.
The states will have different, specific rules but “they’re all basically in the same ball park,” Cuomo said.
Here are the restrictions in New York:
- No more than 50% capacity, or group contact activities
- Picnic areas and playgrounds will be closed
- Social distancing will be enforced for employees and visitors
- Masks must be worn by employees
- Visitors must have masks and wear them when they cannot social distance
With regards to municipal town and county beaches, local government can choose to open or stay closed. If they open, they must adopt the state requirements at a minimum. They are also allowed to impose additional requirements above and beyond, and must report their status by May 20 so the state can plan accordingly.