South Padre Island starts 'beach ambassadors' program

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City of South Padre Island beaches are open on Labor Day Weekend.

To reduce the risk posed by COVID-19, the city started the "Beach Ambassadors Program" on Friday.

The volunteer "Beach Ambassadors" will provide beachgoers with health and safety tips. According to the city, they'll offer friendly reminders about:

* Limiting gatherings to a maximum of 10 people.

* Wearing face masks.

* The ban on canopies, pop-up tents and single-pole shade structures larger than 8 feet in diameter.

* Maintaining at least 15 feet between shade structures.

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