Sheriff Wayne Ivey Thanks Brevard County for Partnering to Help Stop Spread of COVID-19
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // March 20, 2020
BREVARD COUNTY SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY: Together we will get through these difficult times
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Space Coast Daily’s Juan Rodriguez was with Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Florida spokesman Tod Goodyear as Brevard beachside parks, municipal beachside parks and public parking access has been closed.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On behalf of our entire agency and our local first responders, I want to take a moment and personally thank our citizens and visitors for working with us to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
As everyone is aware, yesterday evening our agency in partnership with all of our beachside municipalities announced that we were closing down public parks and public parking areas adjacent to the beaches in an effort to minimize the number of beach visitors that are traveling to Brevard County from around the state and entire country for that matter as a result of Spring Break.
Our goal is not to close our beaches in any capacity for our Brevard County residents, but to lessen the amount of beach visitors who are traveling to the area, and unfortunately, failing to follow the recommendations of our Governor and the CDC.
By addressing this issue in this fashion, we are able to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
We greatly appreciate our citizen’s patience as we work together to address such an unprecedented threat to our public safety.
Sadly, the impact of addressing the volume of visitors at our beaches is consuming valuable resources that are needed to work on other pressing matters throughout the county!
As a result, I can tell you that based upon the initial response to yesterday’s emergency proclamation, we have observed a significant decrease in the volume of people on our beaches.
Additionally, we have provided important education and awareness to those using the beaches to better protect them and our citizens concerning the recommendations of the CDC and social spacing to help stop the spread of this global pandemic.
We understand that these are extremely challenging and very stressful times, but I hope you know just how much it means to our agency and the many first responders throughout our county who are working around the clock to protect our communities to have our community as partners.
Having you support in everything we do to help keep our citizens safe is one of the many reasons Brevard County is such a special place to live, work and raise our families.
Together we will get through these difficult times!
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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