Long Beach to reopen boardwalk on Thursday

The Long Beach City Council announced that the boardwalk will reopen on Thursday.
However, officials say there are specific guidelines that were put in place for the reopening.
According to officials, masks must be worn on the boardwalk when social distancing of 6 feet is not possible. Signs will be placed throughout the boardwalk reminding people to wear masks and maintain social distancing.
In addition, bike use on the boardwalk will be limited and access allowed only from sunrise until 10:00 a.m. daily in order to accommodate social distancing throughout the most highly trafficked portions of the day. 
No gathering or idling will be allowed on boardwalk entrance or exit ramps.
The boardwalk will be open for active use, but no gatherings will be allowed. Every other boardwalk bench will be blocked off in order to discourage gatherings. 
Bathrooms will also be opened and maintained by beach maintenance. Signs will be placed at each noting admittance is limited to two individuals at a time and that social distancing must be maintained while on line.
Lastly, the boardwalk will be continually patrolled by special police reminding people to maintain social distancing.
The beaches will officially open Saturday. The city says it will keep beach capacity to 50%.

Beach passes were sold Monday and Tuesday. If a pass was bought by a nonresident, it will be honored. However, ID's and beach passes will only be available for residents starting Monday.