Summer is here, and it is a hot one! Many of us are enjoying staycations this summer rather than travelling, and our waterfronts are getting crowded with people trying to beat the heat. Cooling off at one of our beautiful beaches always feels great. But we need to remember to keep ourselves safe while at the beach.
General Water Safety
Swimming and water recreation are wonderful activities for summertime, but it’s important to enjoy them safely. While at the beach or in the water, remember to:
Gathering with friends at the beach is a quintessential summer activity. But COVID-19 cases around the state and county are still on the rise and Whatcom County is still in Phase 2 of the Safe Start reopening plan. If you are planning on heading to the beach this summer, remember to:
If you are heading to the beach and it’s too crowded, try and find a different spot or go at a different time. Being outdoors is safer than gathering inside, but crowded areas can provide more opportunities for the virus to spread, so it’s best to avoid them if possible. It’s also a good idea to keep your visits brief, and recreation-focused. Walking along the beach or in the park, or swimming or wading will keep you moving, making it less easy to transmit the virus.
Summer in Whatcom County is incredible and we have some of the most beautiful beaches. We can keep our beaches safe and open by practicing healthy habits. Let’s all do our part to keep ourselves and others safe while we enjoy them.