Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Health News Florida
News about coronavirus in Florida and around the world is constantly emerging. It's hard to stay on top of it all but Health News Florida can help. Our responsibility is to keep you informed, and to help discern what’s important for your family as you make what could be life-saving decisions.

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

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.

Copyright 2020 WGCU. To see more, visit .