East Farmingdale, NY- As temperatures start to rise, more Long Islanders will have access this year to beaches and pools. State officials announced Wednesday that pools and beaches in New York State can open by Memorial Day without capacity limits, so long as 6 feet of social distancing can be maintained. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also said that if the numbers keep going the way they’re going, beaches and pools could reopen at 100% capacity by the 4th of July.
Photo: Ridley Goodside wears a rubber diving head covering along with goggles and a special air filtration mask to protect himself from the spread of coronavirus as he sits in a designated circle marked on the grass at Brooklyn’s Domino Park during the current coronavirus outbreak, Monday, May 18, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)