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Pinellas public beaches to be closed Saturday

Pinellas: Public beaches and beach parking areas closed, effective March 20th at 11:59 p.m.

Citing public health and safety concerns over COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Pinellas County Commission on Thursday unanimously extended its state of local emergency another 7 days. The Board also approved a resolution closing Pinellas County public beaches and public beach parking areas effective 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, until April 6, 2020. Under the resolution, private owners along the beach are also asked to conform to the CDC guidelines of social distancing by maintaining 6 ft. of separation from others and limiting group gatherings to no more than 10 people.