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City of Tampa shutting down beaches amid coronavirus concerns

Posted: 4:40 PM, Mar 18, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-18 16:53:15-04
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TAMPA, Fla. -- The City of Tampa is shutting down its beaches amid coronavirus concerns.

CORONAVIRUS CLOSINGS & CANCELLATIONS IN THE TAMPA BAY AREA

According to city officials, the following beaches will be shut down:
• Ben T Davis Beach, 7740 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, 33607
• Cypress Point Beach, 5620 W Cypress St, Tampa, 33607
• Davis Islands Beach, 864 Severn Ave, Tampa, 33606
• Picnic Island Beach, 7409 Picnic Island Blvd, Tampa, 33616

Cypress Point Park and Picnic Island Park will also be closed. Picnic Island Park's boat ramp will remain open, city officials say.

The announcement comes a day after the state issued 30-day shutdowns to all bars and nightclubs in Florida. Nationally, President Trump urged all Americans to limit gatherings to 10 people per group.

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