In efforts to stop overcrowding at beaches, Revere officials put weekend measures in place

Sunbathing. Frizbee. People just refusing to wear masks. All things not allowed in Revere this weekend.

REVERE, Mass. — Sunbathing. Frizbee. People just refusing to wear masks. All things not allowed in Revere this weekend.

“Beach visitors should be aware that phase one reopening at state beaches like Revere Beach will not begin until Monday,” said Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen A. Theoharides. “That means that over the weekend they will be open only to transitory activities like walking and jogging.”

Right now in Revere there are about 1,500 confirmed COVID-19 cases and that equals 1,500 reasons why tailgating and other gatherings will be strictly prohibited.

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Revere Police will have an increased presence on city streets to close off parking along Revere Beach.

Also, the City of Revere has already put in place restrictions on restaurants along the boulevard. They will remain curbside pickup only and no lines will be allowed to form.

“On Monday May 25th state beaches can open for both passive and active activities, including swimming and sunbathing with protocols put in place to ensure safe distancing,” said Theoharides.

The state’s Safer at Home Advisory is still in effect and the City of Revere will be enforcing all measures to ensure the public health and safety of all. Officials want to make sure the public doesn’t’ forget the true meaning of Memorial Day.

“This year, we are asking you to honor our veterans by staying at home," said Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo. “Keep gatherings under 10 people. When you must leave home, practice social distancing and wear a mask.”

“If you show up at a park and the park is crowded, please consider leaving that area and coming back at a different time or visiting a different park,” said Theoharides. “Our state park system has over 450,000 acres of beach properties including 77 inland and coastal beaches and every region of the state has a hidden gem.”

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