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Beach towns fear they won’t survive a summer of COVID-19

BETHANY BEACH, Del. — It’s noonish on a Friday in mid-July and this quaint beach town is bubbling to life.

A steady parade of cars crawls alongside the two-block long jumble of shops and restaurants leading to the beach. Face-mask-wearing couples, families and clutches of young women stroll down wide, brick-accent sidewalks in leisurely intervals.

And Mango’s, the town’s trendy beachfront restaurant, already has drawn a handful of patrons to its 348-seat dining area and 70-seat patio.

Not bad for a mostly sunny beach day in the time of coronavirus.

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As beach towns open, businesses are short foreign workers

BOSTON (AP) — At this time of the year, The Friendly Fisherman on Cape Cod is usually bustling with foreign students clearing tables and helping prepare orders of clam strips or fish and chips.

But because of a freeze on visas, Janet Demetri won’t be employing the 20 or so workers this summer. So as the crowds rush back, Demetri must work with nine employees for her restaurant and market — forcing her to shutter the business twice a week.

“It’s really disturbing because we are really busy,” said Demetri. “We can’t keep up once the doors are open.”

The

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Miami Beach resident known for his charity and passion for sports

This story is part of an ongoing Miami Herald series chronicling the lives of South Florida COVID-19 victims.

This past February at the Bagel Time Cafe in Miami Beach, Seymour Schreck spent his 86th birthday making sure everyone in attendance was seated and enjoying the food.

Throughout his life, he was more concerned about others’ needs than his own, said friends and family. Despite an arduous two-year battle with cancer, he almost never complained.

Born in Manhattan’s Lower East Side in 1934, he moved to Miami with his parents in the 1950s. He worked for years as an operations manager

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Myrtle Beach will now require face masks be worn in public places as COVID-19 cases soar

Myrtle Beach will now require face masks be worn in public places following weeks of coronavirus cases rising significantly in both South Carolina and Horry County.

The Myrtle Beach City Council met in a special meeting Thursday morning to approve a motion that allows City Manager John Pedersen to issue an executive order requiring residents and visitors to wear face masks or coverings in all retail, personal service, food establishments, hotels, amusements and where a six foot distance can’t be observed.

The decision comes as the city prepares for thousands of tourists to inundate the area for the July 4

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