Coastlines and beaches

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division Corporal Barry Britt, right, enforces Gov. Bryan Kemp's order to open the beaches on Tybee Island, Ga., Saturday, April 4, 2020, allowing people to exercise outside, with social distancing of at least six feet because of the coronavirus outbreak. (Stephen B. Morton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
April 05, 2020 - 6:03 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A small coastal city in Georgia that thrives on tourism closed its beach, fearing carefree crowds of teenagers and college students posed too great a risk for spreading the new coronavirus. Two weeks later, the state's governor has reversed that decision, saying people...
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A man walks along a closed pier on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Like many cities across the world, Honolulu came to an eerie standstill this weekend as the coronavirus pandemic spread throughout the islands. But Hawaii officials went beyond the standard stay-at-home orders and effectively flipped the switch on the state's tourism-fueled economic engine in a bid to slow the spread of the virus. As of Thursday, anyone arriving in Hawaii must undergo a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. The unprecedented move dramatically reduced the number of people on beaches, in city parks and on country roads where many people rely on tourism to pay for the high cost of living in Hawaii. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
March 29, 2020 - 6:17 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Like many cities across the world, Honolulu came to an eerie standstill this weekend as officials implemented measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic throughout the islands. Hawaii officials went beyond the standard stay-at-home orders and effectively flipped the...
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Media stand in front of the Eiffel Tower where the word "Merci", the French word for 'Thank you", is emblazoned as France's coronavirus death toll continued to climb, in Paris, Friday, March 27, 2020. Health workers fighting to save lives in France from COVID-19 have received a huge show of gratitude, from the Eiffel Tower. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
March 27, 2020 - 9:47 pm
America's coronavirus infections have surged to the most in the world, reaching 100,000 cases Friday with New York still the worst hit in the country. Troubling new outbreaks are bubbling in other cities including Chicago, Detroit and New Orleans, which is rushing to build a makeshift hospital in...
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In this March 26, 2020, photo, tourists play on a beach in Phuket, Thailand. Tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights and countries close their borders in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Penny Wang)
March 27, 2020 - 8:25 pm
PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights and countries close their borders in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic...
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Customers pick out homemade fabric face masks being sold for 20 pesos (around 85 cents) from Jorge Rodriquez, 48, on the street in central Mexico City, Monday, March 23, 2020. Rodriguez was recently laid off from his construction job until further notice, and so he and his wife began making and selling the masks. "You have a family. You have to bring home money," said Rodriguez. "I'm a little afraid, but you have to find a solution for the household costs." Beginning Monday, Mexico's capital shut down museums, bars, gyms, churches, and other non-essential businesses that gather large numbers of people, in an attempt to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
March 23, 2020 - 10:55 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Increasingly empty beaches and quieter streets in Mexico contrast with a still-crowded subway system and active street vendors, as shut-downs and social distancing measures have begun but remain very uneven. Shutting down Mexico, where many people live day-to-day off what they...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, March 18, 2020, a person takes a selfie as she walks along the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. The coronavirus is hitting California's most famous tourist sites hard. From Disneyland to Yosemite National Park, the Golden State's iconic destinations are closed or shuttering amenities to prevent the spread of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 22, 2020 - 4:51 pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — California has sold itself to the world with images of endless sunshine, the splendor of its natural beauty and iconic attractions. No sales pitch, though, is a match for the coronavirus pandemic. Even before Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all the nearly 40 million residents...
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FILE - In this file photo taken June 12, 2010, crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill washes ashore in Orange Beach, Ala. The spring of coronavirus feels a lot like the summer of oil to residents along the Gulf Coast. Bars and restaurants are empty in Florida because of an invisible threat nearly a decade after the BP oil spill ravaged the region from the ocean floor up, and condominium reservations have taken a nosedive in Alabama. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
March 22, 2020 - 8:16 am
The spring of the coronavirus feels a lot like the summer of oil to residents along the Gulf Coast. Bars and restaurants are empty in Florida because of an invisible threat nearly a decade after the BP oil spill ravaged the region from the ocean floor up, and condominium reservations have taken a...
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Grant Mock, a PFC with the California National Guard places cereal in a box of food supplies at the Sacramento Food Bank in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, March 21, 2020. Food banks have been hit hard by a shortage of volunteers due to the mandatory stay-at-home order caused by the coronavirus. Mock and other members of the 115th Regional Support Group are supplementing food bank staff to ensure the food bank continues provide food to those in need. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 22, 2020 - 1:05 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Most Californians stayed at home on a Saturday that was unlike any its 40 million residents had ever seen before. Less than 48 hours after Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an unprecedented stay-at-home order to help curb the coronavirus spread, shopping centers and streets were empty...
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Matt and Anna Mason play with their son, Oliver, on the beach in Cape May, N.J., Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The Masons live and work in Cape May. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 20, 2020 - 8:12 am
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — Some city folk have been fleeing to their second homes in resort areas to ride out the coronavirus outbreak near the beach or the ski slopes. But neighbors in many of those places are yanking the welcome mat — fearing infection and the overwhelming of already stretched...
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A customer wearing a face mask as a precaution against the new coronavirus, stands next to an empty shelf at a supermarket in Lima, Peru, Monday, March 16, 2020. Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra has declared a state of emergency, ordering citizens to stay in their homes and temporarily suspending certain constitutional rights, to contain the spread of coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks from the new coronavirus, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
March 16, 2020 - 11:49 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 182,000 people and killed more than 7,100. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms but most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or people with existing health problems. More than 79,000 people...
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