Discussions are underway for beaches in northern Ocean County to reopen. But when and how it will work is still being sorted out. (Karen Wall/Patch)

NJ - Barrier Island Beach Opening Plans Under Discussion: Brick Mayor

Officials in Northern Ocean County beach towns are working together for a reopening of beaches closed amid the coronavirus outbreak.

If you've been waiting to go walk on the beaches on the northern barrier island, it looks like you might get your wish soon, as officials in the barrier island towns are working on a plan to reopen them.

Beaches up and down Ocean County have been closed for about a month as New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy increased efforts to enforce social distancing and the stay-at-home order he issued on March 21 amid the outbreak of the new coronavirus.

"We are working on a way to open the beaches together," Brick Township Mayor John G. Ducey said Tuesday evening during the township council meeting, noting that the intent is to prevent the possibility of one beach or another being overwhelmed if they open haphazardly.

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