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Volusia Beaches Remain Closed, but Residents are Allowed to Engage in Exercise-Related Activities Only.

Sat, Apr 04, 2020 at 3:15PM

Written by Kristen Schmutz

Belden Communications News


Volusia County Officials have sent out a release that relaxes the prohibition on beach closures throughout the County.


While Volusia County beaches are still closed, restrictions have been lifted for residents to engage in exercise-related activity to include walking, jogging, biking, fishing, surfing, and swimming.


Activities such as sunbathing, sitting in chairs, organized sports or lying on blankets and grouping of people on the beach remain prohibited. Beach Safety Staff will also continue to fly the double red flag, so swimmers will still swim at their own risk, as lifeguards will not be on duty.


These new rules will still be strictly enforced, in an attempt to educate violators.


“We are facing real dangers in this community and our nation,” said County Manager George Recktenwald. “Volusia County will continue to monitor the situation and make the best decisions for the safety of our citizens.”


The county emphasizes personal responsibility. Individuals have just as much impact as government officials in contributing toward flattening the curve.


The same message is still being emphasized that if you can stay at home, please stay at home.

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