Beaches & Boardwalk Will Re-Open In Ocean City

Photo from Ocean City, Md Tourism Facebook page

Visitors must adhere to social distancing guidelines

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) – Maryland’s most popular beach destination is set to reopen its shore this weekend after being closed for more than a month to protect against the spread of the coronavirus.

News outlets report that Ocean City officials decided Monday to allow beaches and the boardwalk to open Saturday. City Council Secretary Mary Knight has suggested the city will allow visitors from out-of-town to spend the day at its beaches in addition to local residents.

A spokesman for the governor confirmed that day-trippers would go against the statewide stay-at-home order. Knight said visitors must adhere to social distancing guidelines, though masks won’t be required.