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Chicago Beaches Are Closed, But Beaches In Evanston Are Open

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“We brought our wipes, hand sanitizers. We got our water bottles.”
CHICAGO (CBS) — Even going to the beach is complicated in the coronavirus era.
They’re still closed in Chicago, but head up north and there’s a different story. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole has more from Evanston, where it’s first come, first served.
That’s because of capacity limits. Beaches have new rules in place. For instance, entrance is limited, But that hasn’t stopped attendance from rising. In the first week of operations, Evanston Beach attendance is up 5% from last year. The city said it would have been up even more if it were not for COVID-19 restrictions.
On a hot steamy day, who wouldn’t want to spend time at the beach? But this is the summer of COVID-19, nearby Chicago beaches are off limits.

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