WILDWOOD, N.J. (CBS) — It’s going to be some time before beachgoers can enjoy those Wildwood days again. On Monday, North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello announced all Wildwood and North Wildwood beaches and the boardwalk will be closed until at least May 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The closures go into effect Wednesday at 12 a.m.READ MORE: SEPTA Employee Arrested On Attempted Rape Charges
According to Rosenello, public beaches will be closed for the following: Sunbathing, sitting in chairs, lying on blankets, organized sports, and grouping of people on the beach.
However, beaches remain open for walking, jogging, fishing, surfing and metal detecting.READ MORE: Delaware Valley Elected Officials React To Texas School Shooting: 'These Victims Need More Than Thoughts & Prayers'
Additionally, the boardwalk, North Wildwood Bike Path and seawall will also close until at least May 1.
However, people are allowed to walk, run or bike on the bike path prior to 8 a.m. each day and walk or run on the seawall prior to 8 a.m. each morning.MORE NEWS: Phillies, Zach Eflin Avoid Arbitration With 1-Year Contract With 2023 Mutual Option
All short-term rentals, including hotels, motels and private residences, are prohibited until April 30.