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Charlotte County Boat Ramps WILL NOT CLOSE

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The county has announced  a reversed decision.  

Charlotte County boat ramps remain open.

Executive Order: Recreational Boating:
Because COVID-19 continues to impact Florida, a new Executive Order has been enacted to reflect direction from Governor DeSantis, the DOH and the CDC. Effective immediately, all recreational boats must be at least 50 feet apart. Each recreational vessel must not have more than 10 people on board. Full details and additional proactive measures the FWC is implementing: https://bit.ly/2WGUKX8

UPDATE on April 3rd: According to county leaders in Southwest Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, fishing guides are considered to operate essential businesses. All rules must be followed – practicing the 50-foot safe boating social distancing and no anchoring up on public beaches of any kind, no gatherings (on boats or people in the water). If rules are not followed, fishing and boating could very well be shut down for us. So go catch ’em up, whether by yourself or with your favorite guide. Make sure if you’re by yourself to follow all FWC rules, and have your fishing license. Go to myfwc.com for more information.

Find out more about the guidelines outlined by DOH and the CDC regarding social distancing for #COVID19https://bit.ly/2wwuJ2d

All other Charlotte County facilities will be closed to the public as of 5 p.m., March 24 until further notice. The closure includes all county government buildings, playgrounds, dog parks, sports courts and park amenities. Signs will be posted. The closures will be enforced under the county trespass ordinance.

Already closed are county pools, libraries, recreation centers and public beaches.

County operations will continue. County services are available online, by mail and by phone.

Visit www.CharlotteCountyFL.gov and click the COVID-19 Information banner at the top of the page.

Keep up to date with the latest local COVID-19 updates from Charlotte County Emergency Management Office. Learn about area resources and opportunities as they become available.  Simply text CharCoCares to 888-777 to opt-in. The service is free.

Beaches in Charlotte County  closed at 6 a.m.  March 22.

According to the county, this closure impacts Englewood Beach and Port Charlotte Beach. Charlotte County deputies will be enforcing the closures.
In continued efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community, Sarasota County closed county-operated public beaches at 6 a.m. Saturday, March 21. Lifeguards will remain on duty at the beaches between 10 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. daily in order to ensure the safety of those who continue to visit the beaches. A double red flag, indicating no swimming, will be flying from the lifeguard stands.

Visit www.CharlotteCountyFL.gov and click the COVID-19 Information banner at the top of the page.