While fear of COVID-19 and social distancing rules haven't been enough to keep people off the New Jersey shores, perhaps poop will.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has placed no less than six beaches under swimming advisories after water samples showed high levels of fecal bacteria. The DEP says swimming in or making contact with polluted water can cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain, respiratory symptoms like sore throat, cough, runny nose, and sneezing, eye and ear symptoms including irritation, earache, and itchiness, dermatological symptoms like skin rash and itching, and flu-like symptoms such as fever and chills. And you'll be swimming in poop.
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