Volusia County to block ramps, limit beach parking to reduce crowds

Volusia County leaders met Tuesday to discuss some of the things the county has done because of COVID-19, the coronavirus.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Volusia County leaders met Tuesday to discuss some of the things the county has done because of COVID-19, the coronavirus.

The county manager announced during the meeting that the beaches would stay open, for now.

There were not many people on the beach Tuesday afternoon, and most were practicing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s social distancing guidelines.

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County leaders said it will continue to keep the driving ramps closed to keep the crowds down. They are expecting to see an increase of people heading to the beach this weekend.

The other big change visitors will see is with parking. The county is blocking off spaces to restrict access to limit crowds on the beach.

The county manager said officials will continue to monitor the situation and make any changes that are needed.