Some Michigan City beaches reopening Friday

Michigan City will be reopening Washington Park, Fedder's Alley and the Esplanade on Friday.

Access to beaches at stops 2-13 will be open to swimmers, runners, walkers and activities.

Washington Park is open only to those with 2019 or 2020 beach stickers. It will be open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All residents are required to wear face coverings except when in the water swimming or exercising.

Beach Rules

  • No groups of more than 10 people will be permitted
  • Facial coverings must be worn at all times when in public
  • Facial coverings are not required for:
    • Children under 3-years old
    • Persons who have trouble breathing due to a chronic pre-existing condition; persons who are not able to remove face coverings without assistance or on their own
    • Persons involved in strenuous activity
    • While in the lake
  • Facial coverings must be worn in restrooms
  • Facial coverings that are wet are ineffective (beachgoers should bring an additional clean and dry face covering to replace a face covering that becomes wet or dirty)
  • Social distancing is not required for family members who reside together, up to a maximum of 10 people
  • Beachfront restrooms
    • Access to restrooms is limited to maintain 6 feet of separation between individuals
    • Restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected every 2 to 3 hours

Beach activities that are permitted, with facial covering or six feet of distance between people of different households include:

  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Sunbathing
  • Sitting and eating among families of the same household

Activities not permitted

  • No groups larger than 10 persons can congregate
  • No shared equipment among people from different households
  • No canopies/tents
  • No organized or group activities involving groups of 2 or more
  • No special events, including group picnics
  • No dogs or pets on the beach
  • No fishing on the beach
  • No littering
  • No grilling
  • No fires
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