FERNANDINA BEACH WEATHER

Update on Opening of County Beaches — BOCC meets today (UPDATED TIME 4:30 p.m.)

Contact:
Sabrina Robertson
Public Information Officer
(904) 530-6010
[email protected]

Update from Sabrina Robertson:  Please be advised that the Special Meeting is being moved from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The BOCC Chairman thought it would be a good idea to see what the Governor has to say at his press conference today and to our knowledge , that time has not yet been announced. Hopefully it will have occurred before the convene at 4:30.

 

Nassau County, Florida, April 28, 2020- We have received information that Governor DeSantis may not extend the stay-at-home order which expires at midnight on Thursday, April 30th. In anticipation of this, County staff is developing a new procedure to re-open County beaches for normal activities (excluding beach driving, camping, horseback riding and commercial activities) while following CDC guidelines and other restrictions. This would include requirements to maintain social distancing and to limit groups to no more than 10 individuals, and any other restrictions deemed necessary to protect the health of the residents.

In an effort to prevent overcrowding, the County Manager will also be recommending that only individuals with Nassau County registered vehicles be allowed to use the beach access parking areas. Vehicles not registered in Nassau County would be subject to a $500 fine.

Please note that this plan will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners at their Special Meeting taking place on Wednesday, April 29th at 11:30 a.m. A separate Press Release will be issued containing additional details should the Board vote tomorrow to proceed with a complete re-opening on Friday, May 1st.

The meeting is open to the public with limited seating, however you are encouraged to watch the meeting remotely from the Clerk’s website: www.nassauclerk.com.

If you have comments you would like included in the record, please email them to [email protected] no later than 10:30 a.m. the morning of the meeting. Include your name, address and the message you are trying to relay. You may also leave a voicemail at (904) 530-6009.

Please note that if numerous emails or messages are regarding the same topic, all may not be read out loud during the meeting, however all will be submitted and retained as part of the permanent record.

If you would like an opportunity to speak at the meeting, please email or call as directed above. Include your name, address, phone number and the topic you are calling about. You will be contacted during the meeting.

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Should you have any questions, please contact the County Manager’s Office at (904) 530-6010.

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