Local governments will still make individual calls regarding whether or not they open their beaches, but should they open, they are required to meet a number of social distancing restrictions. They will have until Wednesday to decide whether or not to open their beaches.
While beaches across the state will be opening, new restrictions are being set to limit access to parts of New York City parks, including Central Park. The NYPD will be expanding its “Controlled Access” program in order to limit overcrowding in NYC parks.
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