New Ordinance Goes Into Effect in Cocoa Beach, Allows Gathering in Groups of 5 or Less on Beach

By  //  April 22, 2020

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ABOVE VIDEO: The Friday Night Locker Room’s Orville Susong and Steve Wilson are LIVE from Cocoa Beach as they check out the new ordinance enacted by City of Cocoa Beach. They also talk with Jenny Pruett from Juice N Java about how COVID-19 has affected their business.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – The City of Cocoa Beach announced on Tuesday that they will ease restrictions on beach access by allowing beach activities, including sitting or lying on the beach in groups of 5 or less while still practicing social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, beach parking areas will remain closed and standing on beach crossover locations must require the social distancing requirement.

City officials say they seen ‘strong compliance’ by residents over the last few weeks.

“Thank you for your assistance in following the new order and congratulations on following previous guidelines in order to allow relaxation of certain rules,” said Cocoa Beach City Manager Jim McKnight.

The implementation of the revised restrictions will go into effect at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. The order will continue until it expires, which is still under review.