After a viral video showed hordes of people not observing social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, Pinellas County has finally decided to close its beaches.
On Thursday afternoon, Pinellas County Commissioners unanimously decided to close all public beaches in the county beginning Friday at 11:59 p.m. through April 6.
The county also decided to close all public beach parking.
The decision comes a day after Clearwater Beach decided to close its public beaches for two weeks beginning March 23, and after the City of Tampa announced the closure of four beaches—Ben T. Davis, Cypress Point, Davis Islands and Picnic Island (the Picnic Island Park boat ramp will remain open.)
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