Public beaches and beach parking areas closed

alertCiting public health and safety concerns over COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Pinellas County Commission on Tuesday unanimously extended its state of local emergency another 7 days, and approved a resolution closing Pinellas County public beaches and public beach parking areas effective 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, until April 6, 2020. Under the resolution, private owners along the beach are also asked to conform to the CDC guidelines of social distancing by maintaining 6 ft. of separation from others and limiting group gatherings to no more than 10 people.

The Board also approved a resolution asking the State of Florida to temporarily close Honeymoon Island State Park including Caladesi Island, in the interest of protecting public health and safety.

Commissioners also urged residents to implement voluntary shelter in place practices.

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