Long Islanders seek to escape heat, humidity at beaches and pools
Long Islanders are looking to escape the heat Sunday by packing county beaches and pools.
Beaches on Long Island have capacity cut by 50%. Robert Moses State Park and Jones Beach reached capacity and were closed to additional beachgoers around noon, but reopened around 4:45 p.m.
Officials say those who couldn't go to the beach could've rerouted to community pools, as many have extended hours. Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin says people have been respectful of social distancing guidelines.
Nickerson Beach, Lido West Beach and Lido Mushroom Beach in Lido Beach and Point Lookout were also closed due to reaching capacity.
Social distancing measures were in place, so people who wanted to go to common areas like concession stands, restrooms and boardwalks must have been wearing a face covering.
Nassau County also has three cooling centers people could've gone to.