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Citrus County Beaches to Reopen

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on May 15, 2020

Citrus County reopens Fort Island Gulf Beach and Hernando Beach at 8:00 am on Tuesday, May 6, 2020, for recreational activities following CDC guidelines and Citrus County Health Department recommendations.  Beach hours are sunrise to sunset seven days a week.

Citrus County Beaches to Reopen

Federal and state social distancing/gathering guidelines remain in place. Groups of more than 10 will not be permitted, and social distancing of six feet is necessary to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Restrooms at the beaches are open.

Let’s do it right – The CDC, as a reminder, encourages reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses by practicing everyday preventative actions, including:

•             Visit beaches that are close to your home
•             Stay at least 6 feet away from others (“social distancing”) and take other steps to prevent COVID-19
•             If you are sick or were recently exposed to COVID-19 STAY HOME
•             Groups of less than 10 people –ALWAYS avoid congregating on the beach at this time

The County is committed to the well-being of our citizens and asks everyone to do their part in getting the facts before sharing information. We are following COVID-19 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and direction from the Florida Department of Health to keep our employees, their families and the community healthy.

For more information on beach locations visit:


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