The City of Norfolk is closing its beaches to all activities except fishing on the beach and exercise in compliance with Governor Northam’s Executive Order 55, according to a press release. Norfolk officials say beach patrols will actively monitor beaches and make sure the public complies with the Governor’s mandate.
City officials say the public is encouraged to avoid large gatherings and maintain social distancing. Staff from the health department and Norfolk police on patrol will continue to break up any large gatherings of 10 or more people.
Norfolk city staff also say they are closing all basketball courts, tennis courts, playgrounds and soccer pitches until further notice. Several large parks and the Elizabeth River Trail remain open for exercise.