Cocoa Beach Commission To Discuss Beach, Alcohol Restrictions In Wake Of Rising COVID-19 Cases

COCOA BEACH, Florida – The City Commission of Cocoa Beach is scheduled to discuss beach, beach parking, and alcohol restrictions in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases and expected crowds during the upcoming 4th of July holiday during a special City Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at Cocoa Beach City Hall.

Face mask usage will also be discussed.

The City of Cocoa Beach had previously enacted varying degrees of beach and beach parking restrictions and closures from mid-March through May.

All restrictions, including an alcohol ban, were lifted by June 1st.

During that time, the tiny beach town of about 12,000 residents with a high retiree population had enjoyed relatively low numbers of coronavirus cases with only 12 cases total up until June 14th.

That number suddenly spiked to 46 in just two weeks on June 28th.

The recent spike in cases corresponding with the influx of out-of-state tourists and Orlando daytrippers has alarmed several local residents that this increased activity from out-of-area visitors will continue to spread the coronavirus in Cocoa Beach.