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    Reopening Restaurants

    Do you think enough restaurants will reopen by July 8th to enjoy eating out?
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    That’s difficult to answer. I think it can be enjoyable if you’re open to the idea that things will be different. While we do hear news of restaurants starting to open, it’s difficult to predict how many are ready for customers.

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    good question?
    I would guess the answer is probably "enough" yes. "numerous/lots", maybe not.
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    ....and keep in mind, there will be a lot fewer tourists competing for what seats are available.
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    I think it depends on where you like to eat. I imagine the more “local” places will be up and running. The more I think of it, a few of my favorites (Red Fish, West Deck, Zeerover) have the open air situation going anyway so I wonder how they will do? Many of the Palm Beach places have outdoor seating already as well, so I would guess that they’d be up and running.


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    From June 1, Aruba will be entering the 3rd phase of reopening the local economy. As of this date, the following establishments will be allowed to reopen:
    – Lottery sales outlets
    – Restaurants with inside seating (patrons will be allowed until 10pm)
    – Bakeries and Coffeeshops
    – Spas, Massage salons and saunas
    All hygiene and social distancing protocols will continue to be obligatory. Casinos and nightclubs will not be allowed to reopen just yet.

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    Keep in mind the restaurants need to have enough business to make it worthwhile to reopen. I did notice Barefoot did not set up for dinner Wednesday when I was at Reflexions.
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    are there any rules about the beaches like here in NJ where idiots are sitting in parking lots waiting for people to come off the beach so they can go in like they are at the supermarket. meanwhile, it was cold on the beach, cloudy and if it was last year, these people wouldn't even want to go on the beach. But does anyone know if the beaches have restrictions?

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    beaches are open in aruba. swimming, sitting, lounging, walking, playing.

    I am unsure what you mean " like here in NJ where idiots are sitting in parking lots waiting for people to come off the beach so they can go in like they are at the supermarket?" Are you writing of limiting the # of people on the beach?
    I have not heard of any limiting.
    Remember, the only people in Aruba right now are the residents and just a handful of "other folks that live elsewhere"
    So there is NO limiting necessary.

    It will be months and months before the beaches are crowded with tourists.
    When Aruba does open, it will be BABY STEPS and probably 10-20% tourists for the first month or 2, with gradual increases over time.




    social distancing is encouraged.
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    are there any rules about the beaches like here in NJ where idiots are sitting in parking lots waiting for people to come off the beach so they can go in like they are at the supermarket. meanwhile, it was cold on the beach, cloudy and if it was last year, these people wouldn't even want to go on the beach. But does anyone know if the beaches have restrictions?
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    Yes, Andrea, here in NJ they are allowing a certain amount on the beaches, at least they did the first weekend opening last weekend. They are doing it for "social distancing". You must understand, the people here don't follow the rules, not all of them are bad but enough to make that a necessity. Obviously the people in Aruba follow the rules but I am not concerned about them, I am concerned about us "tourists". I'm happy if i can do the supermarket and the beach. I am happy if i can just be back in Aruba.

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