Tybee Island closes beaches, bans open alcohol consumption due to COVID-19

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ByWTOC Staff|March 19, 2020 at 7:50 PM EDT - Updated March 20 at 9:07 AM

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (WTOC) - The City of Tybee Island has decided to close its beaches and ban the open consumption of alcohol citywide due to COVID-19.

These restrictions will take effect Friday at 10:00 a.m.

In a release the City said, “While there have been no identified COVID-19 cases on Tybee Island, this latest move ensures that CDC-recommended precautions such as social distancing and limited gatherings are being followed. In addition, it will help a limited city work force maintain order and cleanliness. City Hall remains closed through the end of the week and the majority of city employees continue to work remotely.”

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