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Connecticut Towns Bring Back Resident-Only Beach Policies, But Is That Legal?

Jul 21, 2020

With the weather getting hotter and many indoor activities limited because of the pandemic, a trip to the water is a great way to cool off.

But not every Connecticut community has a beachfront or river in town, and many wealthy communities with waterfronts have a history of limiting water access to residents only.  Some of those restrictions have reappeared this summer in response to COVID-19.

This hour, we talk about the implications of excluding access to our state’s natural waters, especially during a pandemic.

First, have you been hit by quarantine fatigue? Many residents have limited their social interactions for months but that level of isolation can take a toll. We talk with an epidemiologist taking a “harm reduction” approach to social interactions during COVID-19.

Are you wondering how to minimize your risk while trying to see family and friends?

GUESTS:

Cat Pastor contributed to this show.