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BEACH CLOSED | Popular Whihala Beach Closing this Week Due to COVID-19 and Overcrowding


We just learned that the Mayor of Whiting Indiana announced the he will be closing Whihala Beach in Whiting, Indiana effective Wednesday, July 15..

Located just 20 miles from downtown Chicago, Whihala Beach on Lake Michigan has become a popular summer hot spot for beach goers this summer. The beach is being closed due to the unusually large crowds that have been flocking there and the difficulty for them to follow social distancing rules and CDC guidelines due to a smaller beach area.

According to an ABC-7 news report, Whiting Lakefront Park will also be closed to vehicular traffic starting Tuesday, though bike and walking trails will remain open for pedestrian use.

Indiana reported 452 new COVID-19 cases and 2 additional deaths Monday.

The Indiana State Department of Health confirmed a total of 52,037 positive coronavirus cases in the state, including 2,569 deaths. There have been 570,409 tests conducted, with a 9.1% positivity rate.

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