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Norfolk suspends Beach Ambassador Program that educated visitors on pandemic regulations

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Posted at 12:11 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 07:45:06-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk says that after a successful weekend, the city will be suspending its Beach Ambassador program indefinitely.

It was determined that the program was no longer needed after many of the city’s beachgoers were found in compliance with the current restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Beach Ambassadors were used to educate beachgoers on the current regulations. The ambassadors consisted of staff from Recreation Parks and Open Space as well as from Festevents.

The city will also reopen public restrooms beginning this Saturday, June 20, seven days a week.

The following restrictions remain in place:

  • Keep 6 feet apart – unless family
  • No gatherings of more than 50 people
  • No group sports (football, soccer, volleyball, etc.)
  • No alcohol
  • No tents or groups of umbrellas

Lifeguards are on duty at Ocean View Beach only. Beachgoers at Sarah Constant Beach and Community Beach Park must swim at their own risk and trash collection on the beach will continue.

Norfolk Police will continue their beach patrols. Beachgoers are being encouraged to lock their vehicles and to keep bags and other valuables out of plain sight in their cars.

For more information on COVID-19 operations in Norfolk, visit this link.

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