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People enjoying beach, Labor Day together

Things look different this Labor Day amid pandemic
Posted at 11:29 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 23:29:23-04

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Juan Acevedo worked this Labor Day. Once he got off, he came directly to the beach in Boca Raton.

"I figured, just come here sit back and relax. Just enjoy it," he said.

Acevedo said it's a different world nowadays.

"It's crazy," he said. "Obviously, the virus, you can see people are even separated. When I first walked down here, I specifically looked for an area that wasn't busy."

At South Beach Park, there were people paddle boarding and sailing, and the lifeguards were busy making sure everyone was safe.

"It's really different, not the same," Veronica Velez said. "The people are afraid to get out of the house."

At Paolo's Beachside Pizza, this Labor Day, things have been busy.

"We had a nice busy lunch," Eric Krawick said. "Then it rained, but it's still been pretty good and it's busy again."

Palm Beach County was hours away from moving to Phase Two. Krawick said they've done well during the pandemic.

"Thank God, I'm near the beach, so we've been pretty decent with takeout and pickups," he said.

He said he's looking forward to the difference in business with Phase Two.

Back on the beach, Acevedo said what better way to enjoy a holiday weekend.

"Just working away, listening to music and figured just take a little break," he said.