November 28, 2020

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Palm Beach County residents enjoy beaches over Labor Day weekend

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It’s the first holiday weekend in months that Palm Beach County residents were able to...

It’s the first holiday weekend in months that Palm Beach County residents were able to enjoy the beach.

The nice weather attracted hundreds of people there on Labor Day.

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In Juno Beach, people there could be seen mostly social distancing from one another and enjoying time with family.

“Everyone is giving each other space and you can see it’s mainly just families sitting together, no one is crowding each other, even when you walk on and off the beach,” said Sasha Sampaio, beachgoer.

“I’m very grateful the county decided not to close our beach,” added Julia Hamilton.

However, the town of Palm Beach chose to remain closed through the weekend in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, but not all residents agree with the move.

“You know we’ve been sitting for a long time inside of the house, so I think it’s the healthiest thing you can do,” said one resident. “It’s better than being at home or at the bars or anywhere else,” she added.

In an online announcement the town of Palm Beach posting: “Considering the fact that Labor Day weekend traditionally attracts very large crowds of beachgoers, the decision to close the beaches was made to avoid ‘super spreader’ events.”

Those beaches will be opening back up again Tuesday.

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