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Pasco County Latest To Close Beaches Because Of Coronavirus

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Pasco County Parks, Recreation, Natural Resources Department
Pasco County is the latest Tampa Bay area county to close its beaches, like the one at Robert K. Rees Memorial Park, because of coronavirus. Beaches will close at 8 p.m. Friday.

Pasco County is the latest Tampa Bay area county to close its beaches because of the coronavirus.

Starting at 8 p.m. Friday, the beaches at Anclote River Park, Robert J. Strickland Memorial Park, Robert K. Rees Memorial Park and Sunwest Park will temporarily close.

Boat ramps at Anclote River Park and Strickland Memorial Park will remain open.

The parks themselves, as well as open spaces and trails will also remain open during the day.

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Beaches in Tampa, Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale have also already been closed by local emergency orders.

Manatee County closed its public beaches at 6 a.m. Friday, Pinellas County will close its public beaches Friday night at 11:59 p.m., and Sarasota County will close its public beaches starting at 6 a.m. Saturday.

Mark Schreiner is the assistant news director and intern coordinator for WUSF News.
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