Coronavirus: York County limits access to Yorktown Beach

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Yorktown Beach. (WYDaily file)
Yorktown Beach. (WYDaily file)

York County announced Tuesday it would be closing parts of Yorktown Beach.

The beach will be closed to swimming, sunbathing, according to a news release from the county. This is in addition to closing the National Park Service Beach Picnic area located at the end of Water Street and the National Parks Service Beach west of the Coleman Bridge.

However, Yorktown Beach and Riverwalk Landing’s walkway are open for pedestrians with the rules of social distancing and limited group size applied.

The following parking areas are also closed:

  • Upper Level of the Riverwalk Landing Parking Terrace
  • National Parks Service Beach Picnic Area
  • Archer Cottage Lot on the corner of Read and Walter streets
  • York Hall

Yorktown Beach and Riverwalk Landing Parking Terrace public restroom facilities will also be closed. The public restroom facility adjacent to the Freight Shed will remain open.

For more information, call York County at 757-890-3300.

As of Tuesday, James City County remains to have one of the highest positive cases of coronavirus at 37; Williamsburg has 5, York County, 6 and Newport News, 3, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The death toll in Virginia stands at 7 – one in Fairfax County, one in Virginia Beach and 5 in the Peninsula Health District.

Virginia, as of Tuesday, has 290 positive coronavirus cases.

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