Gov. Ron DeSantis Issues Executive Order, New Restrictions For Boaters Due to COVID-19
By Space Coast Daily // March 28, 2020
boats must be at least 50 feet apart
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued an Executive Order that all recreational boats must be at least 50 feet apart due to COVID-19.
In addition, each recreational vessel must not have more than 10 people on board.
The order is effective immediately.
Gov. DeSantis made the announcement with Florida Department of Health and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
As of Saturday morning, Brevard County has 26 reported cases of COVID-19, according to the Florida Department of Health.
Among the 26 cases reported in Brevard County are 19 men and seven women, including a 1-year-old boy.
The current Brevard list includes 24 Florida residents and two non-residents. Three COVID-19 cases are in the hospital.
The Brevard County Policy Group voted 7-2 Friday afternoon that beaches in unincorporated Brevard County will remain open throughout the weekend after all.
The majority of the same group had agreed 5-4 on Thursday to close the Space Coast’s unincorporated beaches Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Municipalities that will keep the beach ban include Cocoa Beach, Satellite Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach and Melbourne Beach.
All unincorporated beachside parks, municipal beachside parks, Patrick Air Force Base beachside parks and beachside public parking access of the Brevard County, municipalities and Patrick Air Force Base will remain closed.
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