COVID-19 pandemic may be far from over, but the authorities in Florida have made a decision to open the Jacksonville and St. John’s county beaches for the public again.
The announcement, made on April 17th, mentions a set of restrictions that will be mandatory for every beach-goer during the quarantine. Governor Ron DeSantis reminded that the public is still required to maintain social distancing while enjoying the ocean breeze.
Sunbathing and “loitering without moving”, gathering in groups of more than 10 people, using towels, chairs, coolers, and grills are prohibited. Walking, jogging, dog walking, surfing and swimming are greenlighted.
Jax beaches, Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach will be open to the public from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. starting April 17th.