City Gearing Up for Labor Day Weekend
Be Prepared for Extreme Heat Condition, Stay Hydrated
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX –The City of Corpus Christi encourages residents to enjoy the unofficial end of summer by having a safe Labor Day weekend.
With the surge in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant, people attending holiday gatherings and beach visitors are asked to follow CDC recommendations and take precautions for health and safety.
Recommended Safety Procedures:
- Individuals should avoid being in a group larger than ten individuals. Within these groups, individuals should, to the extent possible, minimize in-person contact with others not in the individual’s household.
- Minimizing in-person contact includes maintaining 6 feet or more of separation from individuals.
- When maintaining six feet of separation is not feasible, other methods should be utilized to slow the spread of COVID-19, such as wearing a face covering or mask, washing or sanitizing hands frequently, and avoiding sharing utensils or other common objects.
Lifeguards will be stationed on Gulf beaches and McGee Beach. Visitors should observe and follow the flag warning system to be aware of surf and rip conditions. The flags are located at every Gulf beach access road, at lifeguard stands, and throughout the beach.
A lane for emergency vehicles will be established on the Gulf beach from Zahn Road to Newport Pass.
The Corpus Christi Police Department (CCPD) will set up a command post on the Island and have patrol units on the beach during the day and DWI enforcement at night. The CCPD will monitor traffic flow on Aquarius Street and other key intersections along Park Road 22, including Whitecap Boulevard, Commodores Drive, and State Highway 361 on the main route to Port Aransas. Motorists should expect delays and are advised to leave early for their destination. Police also will have additional patrol units at North Beach, Labonte Park, and West Guth Park.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will have all ferries in service at Port Aransas during the Labor Day holiday. For the latest information, wait times, visit: https://twitter.com/PortA_Ferry.
City parks, swimming pools (Collier Pool and Natatorium), and splash pads will be open with free admission.
For more information, media representatives can contact Public Information Manager Robert Gonzales at 361-826-3233 or email at email@example.com.