Clamping down: County could return to beach closures amid coronavirus spike

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Even on a school day like Tuesday, Richardson Ocean Beach Park can be teeming with swimmers and sunbathers. Amid the coronavirus surge, however, Mayor Mitch Roth’s administration is working on revising its emergency rules to submit to Gov. David Ige for approval. It’s likely to include a return to the restriction of gatherings at parks and beaches that allows people to traverse the parks only to get to the ocean to surf, swim or fish, but not to gather or sit on the beach.

Closing parks and beaches and canceling the Ironman World Championship are among measures being considered by Mayor Mitch Roth as the administration works to tamp down a surging coronavirus pandemic on the island.