April 27, 2020
“ASBPA recognizes the tremendous challenges facing beach communities right now. Coastal States, counties and cities must keep their residents safe, but also face a cratering economy that threatens the livelihood and well-being of their residents. While wide beaches have the potential to be good places for individuals and families to exercise and recreate, if they get too crowded they may increase the spread of coronavirus.
We encourage all communities to consider sound science and follow CDC guidelines on gatherings and social distancing when making difficult beach operations and policy decisions.”
As Congress considers further economic stimulus bills in response to the coronavirus pandemic, ASBPA is asking Congress to prioritize funding for coastal infrastructure whose purpose is to help tourism and increase the resilience of communities to future economic challenges from the inevitable challenges posed by sea level rise and coastal storms.
ASBPA will continue to advocate for federal policy and funding that can help all impacted beach and coastal communities.