St. Johns County beaches to reopen Monday for sunbathers
ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. – Normal activities will resume Monday at St. Johns County beaches, but a couple of restrictions will remain in place for visitors, according to a news release from the county administrator. The decision comes just shy of two weeks after St. Johns County decided to reopen its beaches for limited activities during limited hours. St. Johns was the last Northeast Florida county to close its beaches after officials said crowds weren’t complying with social distancing guidelines. On Wednesday, commissioners in Nassau County voted to reopen its beaches Friday for most normal activities. Duval County beaches are only open for recreational activities consistent with social distancing.
St. Johns County beaches reopen for physical activity
ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. – St. Johns County beaches reopened at 6 a.m. on Saturday, but only until noon and only for physical activity. The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners made the decision to reopen its beaches from 6 a.m. to noon, seven days a week for limited activities. Activities allowed on St. Johns County beaches: Walking, running, exercise, surfing, biking, fishing, swimming, surfing and other uses that require physical activity. “Walk to exercise not to socialize,” said Dawn C. Allicock, director of the Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County. For more information, please call the St. Johns County Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Hotline at 904-824-5550.