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Fernandina Beach closed 'until further notice'

Fernandina Beach closed at 5 p.m. Saturday. City officials said violators will face legal penalties.

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — Fernandina Beach will close at 5 p.m. Saturday until further notice, joining beaches across Florida that have shut down to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

City officials said violators will face legal penalties.

Other recreational facilities in the area are also closed or restricted:

  • Central Park outdoor recreational facilities such as tennis, pickleball and all petanque courts are all closed
  • Docks at the Marina are restricted to boat owners/occupants
  • City Golf Course is closed as well as City restrooms

This is just one day after Duval County beaches were ordered to close Friday at 5 p.m.

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