COVID-19: What’s closed on Marco Island? – Marco News

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City of Marco Island closed Mackle Parks playground, spray park and exterior bathrooms, according to a news release sent Monday.The beach and fishing areas located under the S.S. Jolley Bridge are also closed.

Collier County has closed parking lots andbeachaccess pointsat Tigertail Beach and South Beach. Following the county's lead, the city closed itspublic beach access by Madeiraand Crystal Shores.

"Closing public access points does not keep all citizens or residents offthe beach," according to the news release sent on March 19. "What it does accomplish islimiting the numberof beach goerswhich isconsistentwith thepublichealth guidelines regardingsocial distancing and mass gathering."

Residents Beachon Marco Island closedon March 20. "MICA agreed to close the Residents' Beach parking late this morning consistent with my recommendation that they do so," according to Marco Island City Manager Mike McNees.

The association also closed its office and Sarazen Park at 930 Swallow Ave., by South Beach.

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And: Marco Island tells visitors to 'stay home' during coronavirus pandemic

"Marco Island Police Department officials are patrolling the beach to ensure social distancing guidelines are being followed," according to anews releasesent on March 20."In general, the more civic responsibility there is in terms of guideline and order compliance, the less restrictive measures will have to be enacted by the government."

Following Gov. Ron DeSantis'announcementthat all airline passengers coming to Florida from New York and New Jersey will be ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days, the city of Marco Island is telling visitors to stay home.

"Under normal conditions, we would welcome visitors and part-time residents, but these are not normal conditions," the city wrote in anews releasesent on March 25."During this COVID-19 pandemic, we are putting our residents health and safety first."

What other facilities are closed?

Mackle Park'swalking path is open, according to a city news release sent on March 28. The city hall, police and fire-rescue buildings are closed to the public, the city announced on March 23.

Omar Rodrguez Ortiz is a community reporter for Naples Daily News and Marco Eagle. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram as@Omar_fromPR, and on Facebook. Support his work by subscribing to Naples Daily News.

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