Volusia County allowing 'exercise-related activities' on beaches during stay-at-home order

Volusia County shut down its beaches this week as Governor Ron DeSantis' mandatory 'stay-at-home' order took effect on Friday.

On Saturday, the county loosened the restrictions on their beaches for exercise-related activities only.

"While beaches remain closed, in an effort to provide an outlet for physical exercise, Volusia County has relaxed the prohibition of certain exercise-related activities on the beach," the county wrote on Facebook.

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Exceptions to the closure are for walking, jogging, biking, fishing, surfing and swimming.

"Beach Safety continues to fly the double-red flag. Swimmers swim at their own risk and lifeguards may not be on duty." 

This is what you CAN'T do on Volusia or Brevard beaches at this time: sunbathing, sitting in chairs, organized sports or lying on blankets. People are also not allowed to congregate on boardwalks and access areas.

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Social distancing guidelines of not gathering in groups of 10 or more and keeping 6 feet apart are still in place. The statewide stay-at-home order remains in effect until April 30.