August 05, 2020
To the Editor:
On Thursday, July 30, I witnessed several lifeguards completing their morning education close to the 68th Avenue lifeguard stand in Brant Beach. Upon completion, a lot of lifeguards, “kids,” were being not sporting masks when exiting the seaside, nor did they make any try to maintain 6 toes away from passing beach front goers. There was a policeman (and I use that phrase loosely as that particular person did not clearly show any try at authority), yet another “kid” standing at the close of the ramp at street amount, who just permit it all pass with no point out to the guards. This “policeman” was not implementing the “masks essential on ramp” signal posted.
As a neighborhood who enjoys Extensive Beach Township in the course of the year, I uncover this lack of respect for the regulation quite disappointing. Irrespective of their own impression on sporting masks and social distancing, these are Prolonged Beach front Township personnel and should be in comprehensive compliance with regional and condition legal guidelines. They depict the township and what it stands for. This is a poor reflection on how we get satisfaction in our township and employees.
Specially because the modern outbreak of COVID among the Harvey Cedars and Surf City lifeguards, you would imagine everyone, guards and their supervisors, would be shelling out excess close consideration to all of these laws in location. This is not how a best-rated holiday vacation location should be represented. I am embarrassed. I would not be shocked if our shorelines have been closed yet again. Ideally a person will step up and do the appropriate matter for all of us on LBI.