New state park rules: No inland swimming, more social distancing on beaches

No swimming at inland state parks, 15-feet social distancing on shorefront beaches, portable toilets, fewer parking spaces and lifeguards are among the new measures the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is doing to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Wednesday - days before the start of the Memorial Day weekend - DEEP released its plan around the operation and use of Connecticut state park grounds, trails, beaches and boat launches.

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