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Franklin County beaches will reopen on Friday

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Posted at 11:35 AM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 11:46:02-04

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Beaches and boat ramps in Franklin County will fully reopen to the public starting Friday at noon.

According to an administrative assistant for the Franklin County commissioners, Franklin County beaches boat ramps will be open to all residents under no restrictions.

The unanimous vote was decided by the Board of County Commissioners on Friday morning.

The new ordinance goes into effect Friday at noon to coincide with Gov. DeSantis' orders allowing restaurants and retail stores to operate at 25% indoor capacity.

Even though beaches will be open, social distancing guidelines still apply. That means no groups of 10 or more and maintaining six feet between every person.

People are allowed to bring blankets, chairs, and can even go fishing, as long as they adhere to social distancing guidelines.

There are roughly 26 miles of sandy beaches in Franklin County.