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St. Lucie County to close beaches until further notice

Hutchinson Island beaches to close to combat coronavirus
All St. Lucie County beaches are open
Posted at 5:11 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 06:51:26-04

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — In an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, St. Lucie County will close access to all county beaches on North and South Hutchinson Island effective Monday at 8 a.m. until further notice.

County officials would like to remind the public about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations of limiting unnecessary travel and avoiding gatherings of more than 10 people.

"If residents continue to disregard these recommendations, additional closures are likely to continue," couny spokesman Erick Gill said in a statement.

For additional updates relating to COVID-19 in St. Lucie County, visit https://www.stlucieco.gov/departments-services/a-z/public-safety/covid-19