Atlantic City has no plans to close beaches or Boardwalk amid COVID-19 concerns David Danzis, Press of Atlantic City · March 26, 2020 at 7:02 am On the same day Ocean City officials closed the city’s beaches and Boardwalk, Atlantic City officials said they have no plans to follow suit. Mayor Marty Small Sr. and Council President George Tibbitt both strongly dismissed the idea that the city would mimic beach towns such as Spring Lake or Point Pleasant Beach and close public areas to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus. “Absolutely not,” Small said. The mayor said people can still follow the guidelines from health officials for social distancing while using the beaches and Boardwalk. “There’s no way in hell you can shut(down) that Boardwalk,” Tibbitt said Wednesday morning.