COCOA BEACH, Florida – Beachside parks and beachside public parking access areas along the 72-mile Brevard County shoreline will be closed beginning on Thursday in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Closings begin on Thursday, with plans that all County and municipal beachside parks and public access areas being off-limits to the public by Friday morning.
Patrick Air Force Base beach and parking access will also be closed. Spring breakers and other beachgoers are being asked to avoid beach areas as a public safety measure in response to the spread of coronavirus and in compliance with mass gathering recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Beachside parks and beachside public parking access areas will remain closed until further notice.
The CDC has advised people to avoid mass gatherings of more than 10 people and recommends social distancing of 6 feet.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday issued an executive order stating that beachgoers must adhere to CDC guidelines.
Due to excessive crowds and large spring break gatherings, beach closings were implemented earlier this week in Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale.