Seaside Heights will keep lifeguards on duty after the upcoming Labor Day weekend, becoming the latest town to expect more September beachgoers than usual in an age where working remotely has become the norm.
“When Labor Day comes and goes, we’re going to maintain the beaches open through the following Sunday,” said Borough Administrator Christopher Vaz.
After the initial extra week, lifeguards will be scheduled for two more weekends. There is also the chance they may stay on longer depending on demand.
“If the weather is really nice and people are still showing up, the captain is going to try to keep people on duty as long as possible,” said Vaz.
Seasonal beach badges will remain valid during the extended season, and other badge prices will remain as they were.