Officials in Avalon, Wildwood and Stone Harbor have announced their plans to reopen.
As per a memo written by mayors of Avalon and Stone Harbor to their particular communities on May 4, the boroughs have authorized limited access to their beaches for fishing, walking, running and surfing from sunrise to sundown starting May 8.
Mayors Judith Davies-Dunhour and Martin Pagliuighi have said that any sitting activity will be permissible. In addition, social distancing norms are to be followed.
The mayors also said that patrolling will be done at the beaches to safeguard that social distancing norms are being followed and no large groups are gathered. Other regular beach rules will also be valid as usual. If the rules are ignored by the public, the mayors will be pushed to close the beaches again.
On the other hand, other public spaces in Avalon and Stone Harbor will remain shut for the public, involving basketball courts, playgrounds, tennis courts, boardwalks, libraries and recreation centers.
The mayors also said that restricted beach access accommodation is meant to give people an open space out for relaxation, exercise and for spending time by the beachside. Though, full beach access for swimming and picnics will be allowed afterwards.
Wildwood Mayor Pete Byron and North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello confirmed that their beaches shall open on May 8.
On May 8, reportedly, the Boardwalk will reopen for running, biking and walking. Also, the beaches, playgrounds and parks will also reopen. On the other hand, it has not yet been agreed when the retail and food service businesses in the town will be revived.
The Borough of Wildwood Crest allowed the public to access its beach, parks and the bike on May 2, but with some restrictions.
In the Meantime, the citizens of New Jersey were retold by the officials that the state of emergency and stay-at-home orders will stay valid. Under the projected plan, motels and hotels would be allowed to run at 60 percent capacity starting June 1 and full capacity by June 22.