'Putting yourself at risk:' Governor discourages beach-going

Gov. Wolf questions why other governors opened their beaches this coming weekend

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May 19, 2020 - 4:59 am
ASBURY PARK, NJ - MAY 26: People visit the beach during Memorial Day weekend on May 26, 2019 i

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With the Memorial Day holiday weekend approaching, Gov. Tom Wolf is questioning the wisdom of beach-going, even as governors in other states reopen their beaches despite worries that the coronavirus outbreak could surge again. Beaches up and down the East Coast will be open this weekend, albeit with social-distance guidance coming from state and local officials. Wolf, however, took a dim view Monday of beach-going while the virus is spreading. He said he wouldn't go to the beach and that he's not sure why the governors of Maryland and New Jersey opened their beaches. Governors in New York and Delaware are also reopening beaches.

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