Jacksonville Beaches to Reopen as Florida Eases Stay-at-home Restrictions

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Jacksonville Beaches Reopening to Bring Back Essential Activities

Jacksonville beaches and parks reopened 5 p.m. Friday as Florida, together with other states, considered easing measures set to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

According to authorities, beaches would open from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily with a few restrictions. People would be allowed to do some recreational activities such as running, biking, hiking, and swimming.

Activities such as sunbathing or any group activities were still prohibited at beaches during the restricted hours, and items such as blankets, towels, coolers, chairs, and grills were still not allowed.

Officials stated that parks would resume regular hours starting Friday, but the order limiting gatherings to less than 50 people was still in effect.

The announcement came as President Trump revealed his plan to reopen the US starting May 1 in phases as states showed a downward trend of coronavirus cases.