Beach access points are blocked off with various forms of barricades to inform the public of the current beach closures. (photo by Liza Mitchell)

Beach fronts closed until further notice

At 4:30 p.m. March 20, the Jacksonville Beach oceanfront was lined with families, sun worshipers and dog walkers. A half hour later, the Duval County beach was empty and closed indefinitely to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said in a March 20 news conference that the ...

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