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CORONAVIRUS: Golf, Parks, Swimming To Open With VERY Strict Rules, Violators Face Arrest

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Major Palm Beach County Announcement, But Rules MUST Be Followed. Beaches Remain CLOSED.

UPDATE: 7:08PM – We now have the complete list of rules. Download, below.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A major announcement from Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner.

Effective Wednesday morning at 12:01 a.m., boating and marine activities will resume EXCEPT those that do not comply with CDC guidance and guidelines. No flotillas — you may not connect to another boat or take part in a boat party.

“That’s not safe, it’s against the law,” said Kerner.

Golf will also resume with major restrictions: restaurants may remain open but for takeout only. Locker Rooms must remain closed except for bathrooms. No one may arrive more than 20 minutes before tee-time. No shared golf carts except for families in the same households. ID’s must be checked before golf carts are permitted on a course.

Public parks and natural spaces will also open Wednesday sunrise to sunset. Police and park rangers will patrol and enforce compliance. Sunrise to sunset,

Tennis will be permitted countywide but singles ONLY. No locker rooms may be opened, except for bathroom use.

Community pools will also be reopened, but social distancing MUST be followed, pool deck use will be limited.

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw says Palm Beach County residents should not understate the ability of the Sheriff’s Office to effectuate citations and arrests for violators.

“We have everything to gain and a lot to lose if we do not follow the rules,” said Ric Bradshaw. “Yes, we are going to arrest people who commit minor crimes.”

Beaches remain CLOSED until further notice.

…Developing — check back for complete open/rules list to be released Monday evening…

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