Seaside Heights has closed the beach to the public, and Pt. Pleasant Beach on Tuesday shut down the boardwalk with a warning that if social-distancing rules aren't followed, access to the beach would be cut off.

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Is it only a matter of time before all Jersey Shore beaches close to the public, and is that the smart move at this point?

On Tuesday, the Asbury Park Press reported that Asbury Park is currently monitoring the situation. They are watching the number of visitors arriving to the beach and boardwalk. The town has taken a hard stance. If residents don't adhere to social distancing orders from the state in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, they will close the beach and boardwalk in Asbury Park.

Our good friend Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn said to APP:

We’re petrified of a 70-degree day. I have never in my life prayed for rainy cold weather.

I'm thankful that Asbury Park is looking out for the safety of its residents. It's up to us when it comes to all beaches. Practice social distancing, or the only way we'll see the boardwalk, and maybe the water is, from a distance.