REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — Dozens of public benches were hauled away from a popular beachside boardwalk in Delaware after town officials said too many people continued to gather and violate social distancing orders.
Crews in Rehoboth Beach removed the benches from the waterfront pedestrian area and surrounding spots on Monday, The Delaware News Journal reported.READ MORE: Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Empowers Aspiring Pilots With Aviation Program
City spokesperson Krys Johnson told the newspaper visitors were continuing to congregate near them and were not social distancing, more than a month after Gov. John Carney ordered beaches to close and announced a statewide stay-at-home order to protect against the spread of the coronavirus.READ MORE: Amid Tough Stretch, Michael Locksley Looks Back At 2001 Terps
Johnson said the benches won’t be replaced until after the state’s emergency order is lifted.
That date is set for May 15, but Johnson said it could likely extend further.MORE NEWS: Doctor Accused Of Hoarding Dead Kittens In Her Freezer
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