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Beaufort, Port Royal close boat landings, park playgrounds

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From staff reports

In compliance with directives from Gov. Henry McMaster, the City of Beaufort on April 1 closed the boat landings at the Downtown Marina and at Pigeon Point and closed playgrounds at City parks.

The boat landings at the Downtown Marina and at Pigeon Point are public access points to local waterways. Commercial fishermen are exempted from this.

The Town of Port Royal closed the Sands beach and boat landing, as well.

Restrooms at Waterfront Park, Pigeon Point Park and Southside Park are closed. The dog park at Southside Park remains open, but no more than three people are allowed there at one time.

Anyone who uses City parks is asked to comply with social distancing practices, and keep six feet away from anyone else (other than immediate family). No more than three people should be in a group.

Residents are asked to report potential violations by calling 843-524-2777.

On March 30, McMaster ordered public access to all waterways and beaches in South Carolina to be closed. On March 31, he ordered all non-essential businesses, recreation centers, salons, playgrounds, etc., closed through April 30.

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