It's after Memorial Day, and the Detroit Lakes city beach is open. But beach-goer beware.

"It's kind of use at your own risk," Shawn King said in a phone interview on Tuesday, May 26, about using the Detroit Lakes city beach. King is the city public works director.

King said that, though the beach is open, equipment isn't being sanitized. The city hasn't enacted a specific protocol for beach use during the coronavirus pandemic, but there are signs along the beach that tell people to be in groups 10 or less and stay 6 feet apart. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommends that people keep their masks on, unless they go in the water.

If people do decide to use the beach, King said they won't get in trouble for being there.

The, NPR and Mayo Clinic have all reported that there is no evidence that COVID-19 travels through lakes, pools, hot tubs or other water play areas.