Will Ventnor close the boardwalk until this COVID-19 scourge blows over? All three Ventnor Commissioners say NO. Closing the Ventnor Boardwalk would do more harm than good.
Mayor Holtzman, along with Commissioners Landgraf and Kriebel see little risk of Corona contagion along the boardwalk.
We have no intentions of closing the beach or boardwalk.Ventnor Mayor, Beth Holtzman.
Other shore towns are being more defensive. Proactive. Some say too heavy-handed. Better safe than sorry. Wildwood might close their giant boardwalk. Wildwood Crest could even block a bridge? Geez.
NOTE: New Jersey is next to nation’s most infected region: Greater New York City.
In Atlantic City, Mayor Marty Small wants the iconic Boardwalk to remain open. City Council President, George Tibbitt, told the Press of Atlantic City: “Dumbest thing I ever heard was closing the boardwalks.”
Both Tibbitt and Small turning blind eye to open & active playgrounds in Atlantic City.
Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian played it safe & closed the ultra-popular boardwalk.
The boardwalk and all beaches in Ocean City are closed effective immediately. An administrative order issued by the state last night gives municipalities the discretion to impose restrictions to local beaches and boardwalks. I want to take every measure I can to protect the community. We have a large senior population, and it’s of utmost importance to take their well being into consideration. Even with all the directives already in place, it’s clear that not everybody is taking the order to shelter in place seriously. With the weather getting warmer, it will only get worse. I fully understand the impact that this will have on Ocean City, but I will always err on the side of caution. Thank you for your understanding.
Jay A. Gillian, Mayor of Ocean City.
Ventnor Resident Barbara Miller Baum: I walked on the boardwalk today and people ARE NOT keeping the correct social distancing. It was very crowded. Can Ventnor police enforce the governor’s edict? Ventnor Police Chief Doug Biagi said: If needed, there will be increased patrol on the boardwalk.
Zero issues with restaurant curfew. People really coming together. Helping and feeding each other. So far, no Police officers are affected. No sick call-outs.
Can Ventnor property owners come down and check on their homes? City Hall would prefer that you contact Ventnor Police and ask for a ‘perimeter check’ of your home. Call the Ventnor PD non-emergency number at 609-822-2101.
Where is our Atlantic County COVID-19 testing site?
The Atlantic County Freeholders lead by Denny Levinson & Frank Formica need to step up. According to WPG’s Harry Hurley, we need a Corona Virus testing site in Atlantic County. Like yesterday. WTF is going on?
WPG’s Harry Hurley called out Atlantic County Executive, Dennis Levinson. HH says the County has been OFF IT’S GAME. They’ve been slow. Levinson told Hurley….it was ‘business as usual’. Listen:
COVID-19 testing sites are operating in Bergen and Monmouth Counties. What about Atlantic County? Where is County Administrator Gerry DelRosso? Why isn’t Levinson taking this more seriously?
DelRosso confirmed with Harry Hurley that the County has not spent any additional money to address the Corona Virus threat.
NOTE: NJ Attorney General Grewal said law enforcement agencies are strictly enforcing the governor’s executive orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, and said those who refuse to comply will face criminal charges.