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Beaches and Parks in Collier and Lee Counties Will Reopen This week

Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

In Lee and Collier counties, commissioners voted in favor of reopening parks and beaches with certain restrictions on Tuesday.

In Lee County, commissioners voted in favor of opening parks, beaches, beach access points and nature preserves to the public starting Wednesday, April 29.

During a meeting, commissioners said that the move is part of a phased-in approach to reopening county facilities while still observing the Governor's Executive order.

While the aforementioned locations in Lee County will open, amenities like playgrounds, recreation centers, soccer fields, basketball courts and piers will remain closed.

Commissioners stressed that people comply with social distancing guidelines outlined by the CDC while visiting public places, and that the Lee County Sheriff’s Office will assist with monitoring and promoting public safety.

In Collier County, commissioners also passed measures that would open public beaches and parks starting Thursday, April 30th.

The Sheriff’s Office in Collier County will also be enforcing social distancing guidelines and education.

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Andrea Perdomo is a reporter for WGCU News. She started her career in public radio as an intern for the Miami-based NPR station, WLRN. Andrea graduated from Florida International University, where she was a contributing writer for the student-run newspaper, The Panther Press, and also a member of the university's Society of Professional Journalists chapter.