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Beach Safely - Social Media Campaign
COVID-19: New York Sea Grant's Rapid Response Support for its Coastal Stakeholders - News

Stony Brook, NY, July 9, 2020 - This summer, New York Sea Grant (NYSG) and New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC) want you to still enjoy the beach safely while you be safe

COVID-19 brings more considerations beyond the usual beach safety messaging. So, starting in early July, our Sea Grant programs are going to be launching a new social media graphic each week to remind beachgoers to stay safe and have fun!

Week 1: Stay Social, Be Distant!

This summer, the beaches are open and you should enjoy them! Just remember that you still need to practice social distancing – embrace your personal space.

Stay at least 6 feet apart from other beachgoers that you didn’t come with; this is about the average length of a surfboard, two boogie boards, a bit more than an beach towel’s length, or three beach chairs  you could even measure based on your beach umbrella’s pole!

If you can’t stay more than 6 feet apart, remember to wear your mask and wash your hands – and if you feel sick, stay home.

Week 2: Stay Dry When Waves Are High!
Coming Soon!

Week 3: Shoreline Rescue! Act Fast ... Get Help ... Throw a Floatable
Coming Soon!

Week 4: Break the Grip of the Rip! Flip ... Float ... Follow
Coming Soon!

Week 5: Pay Attention to Flags and Lifeguards!
Coming Soon!

Week 6: Rock the Jacket!
Coming Soon!

Week 7: Don’t Let your Mask Become Marine Debris!
Coming Soon!

Week 8: Grab Your Sunscreen and Sanitizer!
Coming Soon!

Week 9: Be a Water Watcher!
Coming Soon!

More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 34 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Since 1971, NYSG has represented a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources.

Through NYSG’s efforts, the combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help develop and transfer science-based information to many coastal user groups—businesses and industries, federal, state and local government decision-makers and agency managers, educators, the media and the interested public.

The program maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University in Long Island, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

For updates on Sea Grant activities: www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube links. NYSG offers a free e-list sign up via www.nyseagrant.org/nycoastlines for its flagship publication, NY Coastlines/Currents, which is published quarterly. Our program also produces an occasional e-newsletter,"NOAA Sea Grant's Social Media Review," via its blog, www.nyseagrant.org/blog.

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