Seaside Park (Sadler Road) Vehicle Access Closed

From Mr. Dale L. Martin
City Manager
Fernandina Beach
March 20, 2020

Despite continuing public awareness efforts related to Covid-19 and social distancing, people continue to congregate. The ability of vehicles to park in the confined area on the beach at Seaside Park (Sadler Road) appears to be contributing to congregation and the lack of appropriate social distancing on the beach. Therefore, effective at 12:00 PM (noon) today (Mar 20), vehicle access to the beach at Seaside Park will be prohibited. This prohibition will remain in effect until further notice, but is specifically not intended to be a permanent closure. Other City facilities and activities will continue to be monitored in the interest of public health, safety, and welfare.

The beach itself is not closed, and barring directives from Federal or State officials, the beach will likely remain unrestricted. As with nearly everything during this emergency, however, circumstances may necessitate additional action. Please be mindful of the recommended personal protective measures to inhibit the spread of Covid-19: maintain social distance of at least six feet and do not congregate in groups of more than ten. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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Nicholas Velvet
Nicholas Velvet (@guest_56830)
3 years ago

Just the beginning folks.

Dear City Manager as well as all elected officials or anyone else looking to preserve life here on Amelia Island; PLEASE google 1918 Flu and the cities of St.Louis vs. Phili response to what will be a drop in the bucket to C19 given the current population of the US. There are two ways to beat this, one no one wants….. death, and the other… quarantine. St. Louis did that and lived…..Phili did not and the body count reflected their lack of backbone in allowing the music to play on. Sound familiar?

Amelia Island is EXTREMELY unique as but two bridges exist to get on or off this island. Essential personal or residents only IMMEDIATLY before this goes ballistic. 4 deputy cars at Schuckers(it has a turnaround right there folks, two at the south end where the state park parking lot has a turnaround. I am sure if you claim “we’re short staffed” many would be more than happy to volunteer.

Stop with the infomercials that appear to be generated by some public service announcement outlet off the internet. Bold leadership vs. palblum is needed not another meeting.