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To: Residents & Local Media
From: Larry Newsom, City Manager
Subject: Boardwalk Restrooms to Re-Open 5.23.20
Date: May 22, 2020
After consulting with the Director of our local Department of Health - Flagler, we’re announcing that effective tomorrow, Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., the public restrooms on the Boardwalk, located at the Pier’s “A-Frame” will re-open. We’ve received guidance from the Department of Health with regards to the maintenance and cleanliness of the public restrooms, and we’ll be adhering to those guidelines.
While the public restrooms will be open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., it was determined that at this time, the City’s Pier along with parking on SRA1A from South 2nd Street to South 6th Street will remain closed until further notice.
Our Beaches and Boardwalk continue to be monitored by Law Enforcement and supplemented by City Staff to ensure that proper social distancing guidelines are being adhered to for public safety. As Lifeguards may not be on duty, all swimming is done at your own risk.
Flagler Beach City Manager Larry Newsom stated, ““The opening of the restrooms at the A-Frame is yet another step forward towards a sense of normalcy and we appreciate the guidance and partnership of our local Health Department during this pandemic”.
“The DOH-Flagler supports the opening of the public restrooms at the Pier in Flagler Beach because this action reflects the importance of personal hygiene and another option for frequent hand washing to prevent spread of the virus” said Mr. Bob Snyder, Health Officer for the Department of Health-Flagler.
Social distancing is paramount to flattening the curve of COVID-19, so please enjoy the Beach and Boardwalk, and remember to please spread out.
Handicapped Parking: Handicapped parking (and handicapped Beach access) is available at the Boardwalk.
Beach Access Points: The adherence to utilizing only open Dune Walkovers is greatly appreciated, as our Sea Dunes are extremely fragile.
Please utilize trash cans that are available at all of the open Dune Walkovers that provide access to the Beach. Please leave footprints in the sand, not your trash.
Fishing on the Beach and the walking of pets will only be permitted north of 10th Street North and south of 10th Street South.
We sincerely appreciate our Flagler County partners in this re-opening endeavor and hope that our community continues to comply with the social distancing restrictions that have been put in place.