Rehoboth Backtracks Face Masks for Beach
Masks Required Everywhere Else
From: Cape Gazette
Citing inability to enforce and backlash from the business community, Rehoboth Beach commissioners have backtracked on requiring face masks for people while they are on the beach. However, coverings are still needed when entering and exiting the beach.
During a special meeting Tuesday, July 7, commissioners voted unanimously in favor of not requiring face masks on the beach, when social distancing is possible. Commissioners also voted in favor of not requiring face masks when exercising, when social distancing is possible. Exercise is defined as strenuous activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness.
The vote comes a week after commissioners voted unanimously in favor of requiring face masks be worn by everyone over 12 years of age on all public streets, public sidewalks, public parks, the beach and all commercial establishments. Face masks are still required on the Boardwalk at all times. The modification goes into effect immediately.