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As foreign countries suddenly seal their borders during the coronavirus, many Americans are finding themselves stranded.
Ocean City’s beaches and famous boardwalk will close beginning Sunday until April 15 in an effort to reduce transmission of the novel coronavirus.
Mayor Rick Meehan announced the closure, which goes into effect at 5 p.m. ET, in a Sunday meeting of the town council, stating that the measure is intended to protect those who live and work in Ocean City, Maryland.
“This is a difficult decision,” Meehan said. “Every one of us spent time today talking about this, and it’s to protect the health, safety and welfare of all of our citizens and to protect visitors that have come to Ocean City in the past.”
Meehan reiterated his statement from last week asking all potential visitors to Ocean City to cancel their trips.
“This includes nonresident property owners. This is the best time for them to stay home, close to their medical providers and medical services in their communities,” he said.
17. Ocean City, Maryland
Average state income: $78,916
Income leftover after annual necessities: $42,669.83
Percentage of income leftover: 54.07%
A town named Ocean City should border the ocean, and…