A look at local beaches' COVID guidelines ahead of holiday weekend
From the Hudson River to the Long Island Sound, many took advantage of Tuesday's nice weather to visit Westchester parks and beaches.
With state COVID-19 restrictions easing up, what do you need to know going into Memorial Day weekend?
"The world is changing we are asking people to use common sense. Our two beaches are opening again, wearing masks on lines to get food, and in the next few weeks restrictions easing even more," said Peter Tartaglia, Westchester County park first deputy commissioner.
Rye Playland Beach is open to full capacity, but you will still have to social distance on the beach. Instead of staying 10 feet apart on blankets, now it's 6 feet apart.
At Croton Point Park it will open at full capacity starting Saturday for the summer season - that's also when lifeguards will be on duty.
"When our beaches are open to the public for swimming, which is this weekend - this Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and weekends until the end of June, there will be lifeguards on duty from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.," said Tartaglia.
Ricardo and Sylvia Sanchez are from California and traveled across the country to see family they haven't seen in more than a year.
They said they are enjoying the great weather ahead of the holiday weekend.