The photos from Ocean City this weekend have been jarring to many.
Throngs of beachgoers crowded the city’s iconic boardwalk. Few wore masks. Many appeared to be standing closer than the recommended 6 feet apart.
Lauri Dixon was there.
“What I was surprised at was the amount of people that weren’t wearing their masks or weren’t social distancing,” said Dixon, an Edgewater resident who has owned a condominium in Ocean City for the past decade with her husband, Leroy. “They congregated without masks. I was surprised to see that many people. I understand people wanting to get out. But they need to do physical distancing and wear their masks.”