Space Coast Residents Enjoy Gorgeous Weather Saturday at Re-Opened Brevard County Beaches
By Space Coast Daily // May 3, 2020
Brevard County Ocean Rescue heroes were out keeping a watchful eye on beachgoers
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – It’s was a beautiful Saturday afternoon and our Brevard County Ocean Rescue heroes were out keeping a watchful eye on the many people that took advantage of the beach.
“We are fortunate to have this group of dedicated men and women protecting our residents and visitors on our coastline,” said Brevard County Fire Rescue officials.
The Brevard County Board of County Commissioners on Friday, along with a policy group activated as part of the COVID-19 pandemic response, rescinded beachside parking restrictions.
County-controlled beachside parks and beachside public parking access areas have been reopened for most beaches.
Municipalities, including Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Satellite Beach, Melbourne Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Indialantic, and Melbourne are expected to announce openings of beachside parking access at a later date.
Beachside parking access was closed March 18 in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Removal of barricades put in place to block access to beachside parking areas will begin Friday, May 1.
While beachside parking on County beaches will reopen, a beach renourishment project is underway in areas between Patrick Air Force Base south to Spessard Holland Park and will not be completed until Wednesday. It will reopen to beachgoers at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, May 7.
Commissioners and policy group members took action Thursday and Friday in response to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Phase 1 Re-Open Florida plan.
Other actions taken include the targeted opening of County Government facilities by Monday, May 18.
Also, County Libraries will begin opening in phases and in compliance with the governor’s 25 percent capacity recommendation and Centers for Disease Control recommendations for social distancing and sanitization.
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