Beaches, boardwalks, lakes and lakeshores to open for Memorial Day Weekend

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    Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 143, allowing beaches, boardwalks, lakes, and lakeshores to remain open with social distancing measures in place. The Order takes effect on Friday, May 22.

    Under the Executive Order, water fountains, picnic areas, playgrounds, pavilions, indoor recreational facilities, and other buildings and facilities, such as visitor centers shall remain closed on private and public beaches, boardwalks, lakes, and lakeshores. There is an exception allowing bathrooms, showering areas, and changing areas to stay open.