With the ending of stay-at-home mandates earlier this month, it’s clear to see that many people like to spend time at the beach. With summer “officially” kicking off Memorial Day weekend, it’s important that we’re all reminded to stay safe when we’re in and around the water.

Staying safe right now means many things. Beachgoers should exercise health and safety measures to help protect themselves and others from contracting and spreading the coronavirus. These include maintaining at least 6 feet of distance between you and others, washing hands frequently and wearing face coverings when possible.

Mary Beth Bassett is the public relations coordinator for the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Park Board of Trustees.

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