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Ogunquit beaches open - fireworks canceled

Ogunquit beaches are now open but with strict rules, if you want to enjoy the sand and surf.
A mass exodus of beach-goers in Ogunquit packed up and headed off the beach Thursday as clouds rolled in quickly. Ctsy Dr. Costa

OGUNQUIT, Maine — Ogunquit has reopened its beaches but there are restrictions. The Ogunquit Police posted the rules on their Facebook page. 

One rule, in particular, stands out: you cannot sit closer than 12 feet from your nearest neighbor in any direction. 

The Ogunquit Barometer quotes town manager Patricia Finnegan, “People are expected to practice physical distancing and wear masks. The intent is for people to wear masks if they are or might be in close contact with people. On the beach, people can distance themselves, but not necessarily in the parking lots, on the sidewalks, or on the ramps leading to the beach.” 

While opening the beaches is good news, the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce has canceled the 4th of July fireworks because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


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