Canaveral Port Authority Announces Phased Re-Opening of Jetty Park Starting Monday, May 11

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re-opening of Jetty Park in phases meets with recommendations of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

The Canaveral Port Authority will begin a phased re-opening of Jetty Park next week that includes new guest requirements and new rules for visiting the Park and using Park facilities. (Visitspacecoast.com image)

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The Canaveral Port Authority will begin a phased re-opening of Jetty Park next week that includes new guest requirements and new rules for visiting the Park and using Park facilities.

The re-opening of Jetty Park in phases meets with the recommendations of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step.” re-opening Florida plan, and includes the guidelines recommended by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Increased safety measures in this Phase One re-opening of Jetty Park Beach and Fishing Pier are necessary to comply with federal and state public health guidelines limiting large group gatherings and promoting social distancing to prevent and mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

There will be new operating hours, new procedures for entering the Park, new parking capacity limits and new rules for using the fishing pier and beach.

Canaveral Port Authority personnel will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and coordinate efforts with federal, state and local government agencies – like the Centers for Disease Control, the Governor’s Office, and the Florida Dept. of Health – to ensure they are doing everything to keep our employees and extended community safe and well informed.

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If you are planning to visit Jetty Park, please know:

• All guests should monitor their temperatures and health symptoms before arriving at Jetty Park. Any guest or visitor who is sick or exhibiting symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath are asked to not visit Jetty Park until you have been symptom-free for 14-days. If you become sick or exhibit symptoms during your visit to Jetty Park, we ask that you leave and not return until you have been symptom-free for 14-days.

• Jetty Park staff will wear Personal Protective Equipment (face mask, protective eyewear and disposable gloves) to ensure a safe environment for all.

• Lifeguards will be posted on the beach during Jetty Park operating hours.

• Jetty Park Campground is not reopening during Phase One. The campground pavilions and playgrounds remain closed. The Port is not accepting campground reservations until further notice.

There will be new operating hours, new procedures for entering the Park, new parking capacity limits and new rules for using the fishing pier and beach.

What can visitors expect during the Phase 1 park re-opening?

• Jetty Park parking will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily

• Access to Jetty Park Beach and Fishing Pier parking will be limited to current Jetty Park Annual Passholders only. The Passholder’s window sticker will be verified prior to entry. No credit card or cash transactions will be allowed.

• Current Annual Passholders – CPA will extend the expiration date of your pass by two months. For example, if your current pass is due to expire at the end of May 2020, its new expiration will be the end of July 2020.

• The maximum parking capacity will be 50% – 230 vehicles.

• Once this capacity is reached, access to the Park will be closed to all vehicles, regardless if an annual passholder or not.

• Walk-ins will be prohibited.

• No concession of shared water toys, beach chairs, umbrellas will be allowed without CPA-approved sanitation procedures.

• Restrooms will be open, however, there will be periods of closure to allow for regular cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day

• Guests and visitors must comply with posted signage for social distancing requirements while using Park facilities. This includes the beach, beach crossovers, boardwalks, fishing pier, parking areas and restrooms.

• Groups of 10 or smaller may congregate on the beach only.

• All guests must maintain 6-feet distance, including while on the fishing pier.

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