New Yorkers can head back to the beach! They’re opening at full capacity for Memorial Day weekend, with very few COVID restrictions still in place.
Lifeguards will be on duty, but social distancing rules will be relaxed and this will eliminate the need for social ambassadors.
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Mobile vaccination buses will be stationed this weekend at four of the city’s eight public beaches, as well as at several city parks.
COVID shots will be available in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Prospect Park, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Rockaway Beach, Orchard Beach, Central Park, Flushing Meadows and Governor’s Island.
Officials hope the buses will help those who want to be vaccinated and who still have not been vaccinated.
“Here are the important things to remember during Memorial Day weekend: If you are vaccinated, you are protected and you can enjoy your Memorial Day,” said CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. “If you are not vaccinated, our advice has not changed for you. You remain at risk of infection. You still need to mask yourself and take other precautions. give yourself and your family the gift of protection by getting vaccinated. ” READ ALSO | 24-year-old family who died at rooftop party in New York speak out
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