The Press of Atlantic City: Towns Turn To Tech, Signs, Infrastructure To Mitigate COVID-19 Spread On Beaches

A drone hovered over Atlantic City’s Kentucky Avenue beach Wednesday afternoon, feeding images of sunbathers back to the pilot and playing a recorded message urging social distancing.

“It’s a great day here in the City of Atlantic City,” blared a man’s voice from a small speaker as the drone’s four propellers buzzed above people’s heads. “Please practice social distancing at all times when out in public by keeping a 6-foot distance and wearing a mask or facial covering.”

It’s just one piece of technology resort officials are using to combat the spread of COVID-19 as the weather gets warmer and the beaches begin to fill.

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