North Carolina Beaches Become Seashell Paradise During CCP Virus Pandemic

Victor Westerkamp
By Victor Westerkamp
April 21, 2020COVID-19share
North Carolina Beaches Become Seashell Paradise During CCP Virus Pandemic
Sea shells (Christo Anestev/Pixabay)

Mollusk shells are gradually accumulating on North Carolina beaches unencumbered by grabby hands from tourists who have been banned from the area due to the CCP virus pandemic.

While the Outer Banks beaches are still accessible to locals, according to the Charlotte Observer, the oceanside counties in North Carolina have been closed to non-residents in attempt by county officials to stem the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, also known as novel coronavirus.

Park facilities, including cabins, camps, and restrooms, are closed.

“Checkpoints will be established at entry points to Dare County, and no visitors will be allowed access. … Residents will be allowed reentry with a valid N.C. driver’s license or government-issued identification card with a local address,” Dare County officials said in a statement to the News&Observer last month.

“These restrictions may be inconvenient, disappointing, and have financial impacts. However, they were made in the interest of public safety to limit the spread of COVID-19,” officials added.

Due to the plummet in the number of visitors being able to access the coast, the colorful mollusks shells are showing their true quantities, pilling up on the beach as they are washed in from the seabed.

Cape Lookout National Seashore posted a video postcard on Facebook showing many shells spread out on the beach, washed over by the incoming waves.

“Postcards from the beach—Need your beach fix?” it added.

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