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Posted on: April 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Pinellas County Beaches to Open Monday, May 4, 2020, at 7:00 a.m.

The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners issued modified orders on Tuesday allowing for the conditional reopening of public beaches, public beach parking areas, and common area swimming pools.

Pinellas County is allowing for the conditional reopening of public beaches, public beach parking areas, and common area swimming pools. The beaches will open Monday, May 4, at 7:00 a.m with social distancing guidelines being enforced. Details can be found below.

  • Pools at hotels, motels, homeowner associations, apartment complexes and long-term care facilities are limited to 50 percent of the stated pool maximum bathing load. Owners and operators must adhere to CDC social distancing and sanitation guidelines.
  • Childcare facility playgrounds may reopen with CDC social distancing and sanitation requirements. However, facilities must continue to comply with the state order that requires social distancing and no groups larger than 10. Play equipment used by one group of children must be cleaned and sanitized before use by another group of children.
  • Public beach visitors must adhere to CDC social distancing guidelines. Groups of more than 10 are prohibited, and people not from the same family must stay at least 6 feet apart.
  • Public beach restrooms must meet CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfection. Concessions, including snack bar and kayak and chair rentals, will remain closed pending new direction from the state regarding nonessential businesses.
  • Sand Key Park, Fort De Soto Park and all of Fred Howard Park will reopen with the beaches. Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island state parks will remain closed until reopened by the state.

The COVID-19 website also provides information about the County’s COVID response, recommendations, frequently asked questions, health information and links to a variety of assistance.

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