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Indian River County beaches to reopen next Tuesday, April 28 for limited activities

Posted at 2:42 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 16:39:09-04

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. — In just a few days, Indian River County beaches will reopen to the public for limited activities.

According to a county spokesperson, beaches in Vero Beach, Indian River Shores, Golden Sands, Wabasso, Tracking Station, and Round Island, along with the east end of Beachcomber Lane, South Beach, Humiston Beach, Sexton Plaza Beach, Conn Beach, and Jaycee Beach will reopen on Tuesday, April 28 for "essential activities."

Those activities include running, walking, swimming, surfing, paddle boarding, and kayaking.

However, sunbathing, picnicking, group sports or activities, and sitting on the beach or being stationary on the beach are prohibited, as are blankets, chairs, coolers, beach umbrellas, and tents.

"When visiting the beach to participate in those permitted activities listed above, please remember to abide by social distancing guidelines, stay six feet away from non-family members, and do not congregate in large groups consisting of more than ten people," said Brian Sullivan, the Legislative Affairs and Communications Manager for Indian River County in a written statement.

Starting on Tuesday, the beaches, which have been closed since March 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be open to the public from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.

County operated beaches in Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie counties remain closed.

For the latest information about Indian River County's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, click here.