Public beaches reopen without major snags

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Most of the public beaches on Amelia Island are now open. Officials say it has gone smoothly so far. Officials in the county and the city said distancing guidelines are being followed, with some help from the county. Beaches in the county opened Friday, while beaches within the Fernandina Beach...

People were on the beach at sunrise when the city of Fernandina Beach reopened its shoreline Monday, May 4. Social distancing is required, but there are no restrictions on open hours or activities on the city’s beaches. Beachgoers were observed following the guidelines put in place to avoid spreading the novel coronavirus. Nassau County’s beaches from Peters Point to Amelia Island State Park are open from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily with no group sports allowed. JULIA ROBERTS/NEWS-LEADER
Most of the public beaches on Amelia Island are now open. Officials say it has gone smoothly so far. Officials in the county and the city said distancing guidelines are being followed, with some help…

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