Do you think it’s too early to start lifting social distancing restrictions? I think it is. However, many people, including government officials, disagree. A few beaches in North Carolina have already begun reopening to the public. WCNC-TV reports that South Carolina beaches are set to do the same.
Last week, South Carolina State Senator Stephen Goldfinch posted on his Facebook page that public access to beaches would be restored this week. Gov. Henry McMaster recently reopened boat ramps and there are reports that he could allow some retail stores to open, as well.
Some North Carolina beaches are offering restricted access to the public, including Atlantic Beach, Surf City, and Wrightsville Beach. The public is strongly encouraged to continue following strict social distancing guidelines when visiting the beaches. Restrictions include staying at least six feet apart and keeping exercise groups to ten or fewer people.