Cocoa Beach City Manager Jim McKnight Issues ‘Emergency Executive Order 1’, Restricts Beach Activities Indefinitely

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Cocoa Beach City Manager Jim McKnight issued “State of Emergency COVID-19 Order #1” on Thursday that will restrict activities on the city’s beaches beginning at 8 a.m. Friday.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Cocoa Beach City Manager Jim McKnight issued “State of Emergency COVID-19 Order #1” on Thursday that will restrict activities on the city’s beaches.

Effective July 3, at 8 a.m., Order #1 restricts activities on the beach to groups of no larger than 10 individuals at any place on the ocean beaches in the City of Cocoa Beach, with social distancing of no less than 10 feet in all directions between groups.

Fine for violation is set to $500 per occurrence.

According to McKnight’s announcement, the restrictions will be in effect “until rescinded.”

Below is McKnight’s Order #1:

Pursuant to the authority vested in me as Cocoa Beach City Manager by the City Commission of the City of Cocoa Beach, in accordance with CITY OF COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION approved on June 30, 2020, I hereby Order that there shall be no groups of more than ten (10) individuals at any place on the ocean beaches in the City of Cocoa Beach, with social distancing of no less than 10 feet in all directions between groups.

Failure to comply with the Order may result in further restrictions being applied. Fine for violation (pursuant to Cocoa Beach City Code Section 8.5-6) is set at $500.00 per occurrence.

Done and ordered this 3rd day of July, 2020.

STAY TUNED TO SPACE COAST DAILY FOR UPDATES

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