Snake island will be closed off to the public on March 26 at 10am, due to the coronavirus threat with social gatherings

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Snake island will be closed off to the public on March 26 at 10am, due to the coronavirus threat with social gatherings

 

 

From WCIND Executive Director Justin McBride: The weekend of March 21-22 saw extremely heavy boat traffic and a large congregation of boaters on and near the WCIND (West Coast Inland Navigation District) spoil island known as Snake Island in Sarasota County.
In light of the rapidly evolving nature of the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), particularly the imminent threat posed by close social interaction and large gatherings, WCIND will be temporarily closing Snake Island to public access beginning 10 a.m. Thursday, March 26 until further notice. “No trespassing” signs will be posted. This action is consistent with Sarasota County’s Emergency Administrative Order of March 20 closing Sarasota County public beaches. This closure is temporary and will be lifted when the COVID-19 crisis has abated.

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