The Top-10 most read, watched Jersey Shore Covid stories of 2020: #5
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5th Most Read Covid Article...Police Investigating Whether Lakewood School Is Still Open After Pulling Over A Bus. (23,393 page views), Story Date: March 31, 2020.
The wheels on a Lakewood school bus were evidentially still going round and round as police pulled over a bus on March 31 in the North Dover section of Toms River that is reportedly bringing students back and forth to school.
All of this is would be in violation of Governor Phil Murphy's executive order shutting down all public and private schools across the state as well as barring any large social gatherings.
Toms River Police Spokeswoman Jillian Messina said that they had received several reports with regard to school busses/vehicles from Lakewood that were still allegedly transporting students.
TRPD also received a call from the Ocean County Prosecutors Office requesting a patrol car to assist with a motor vehicle stop on one of the suspected busses in Lakewood.
The Toms River Police Officer responded and assisted with the investigation as well as a Lakewood police officer to follow up with a suspected school still open in their town.
"The law enforcement community is not tolerating any violations of this executive order and will prosecute those responsible," Messina said. "We are working very closely and in coordination with the OC Prosecutor and other municipalities."
It's not known what school in Lakewood is still reportedly open and having busses drive students to and from the building.
"We continue to assist Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office in this investigation along with other municipalities," Messina said. "We are in the process of compiling video evidence from witnesses, ring doorbell or home surveillance, and the busses themselves. OCPO is the lead investigating agency and all future inquiries will be directed to them."
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer told 92.7 WOBM News that his office was investigating the school bus incident in Lakewood.
5th Most Watched Covid Video...Six Flags Is Back Open! (2,993 video views), Story Date: July 3, 2020.
Six-Flags Great Adventure is still very much the same with the excitement, rides and food but with some social distancing and masks required this summer.
Before you left home and went to the theme park, Megan Werts, a Communication Supervisor for Six-Flags in Jackson asked that you reserve your tickets online.
Your visit to Six Flags started by standing in line, getting your temperature taken and then walking thru a security checkpoint.
Then you're on your way to a day of adventures.
"You'll start at the thermal imaging temperature screen check which you'll walk through an air conditioned tent and then you'll go straight to a touch-less security scan," Werts told 92.7 WOBM News. "After that, you'll social distance, get right into the park and then you're free to enjoy your day.
When you saw your favorite rides inside Six-Flags you can still go on, but you'll need to spread out in line and on the rides themselves as well as waiting in line to grab some food.
"There will be markers placed on the ground to help groups be socially distant while they're waiting in line on a ride," Werts said. "You might be sitting with your group but you may notice that there will be empty seats on a rollercoaster. We've also included mobile dining and everyone will be socially distant and there are building capacities in each building and all dining is outdoors."
Each ride was slightly different with how many people could get on based on its size and the number of people in your group.
"For example, on The Joker there are four seats that face each other. If you're a group of three or four, you'll all be loaded together but if you're a smaller group of two, you won't have anyone across from you and you'll only be seated with your group," Werts said.
In between rides it'll be important to of course keep your distance and wear a mask but also make sure your hands are constantly being cleaned as well and there are plenty of places to keep the germs away at Six-Flags.
"Hand sanitization stations are all around the park as cleanliness is going to be a very important part of coming to Six Flags Great Adventure," Werts said. "You'll also see a Clean Team going around the park and they will be focusing on high touch points such as rails in rollercoaster lines and in dining/restaurant areas and bathrooms."
Those are the changes, well you should always wash your hands with soap and water after using the restroom, but outside that there's plenty of fun to have this summer.
However, Six Flags will be operating at a reduced capacity for the time being to allow for social distancing.
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