Councilman Gary Price noted that the beaches of Naples in Collier County were crowded with beachgoers on Saturday. He said, “I went to the beach. It was packed. People were parking everywhere, blocks away.”
The city said its decision to close beaches is in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Gov. Ron DeSantis’ state of emergency executive order.
A week earlier, authorities in Miami Beach closed a public park just five days after it reopened because park rangers issued thousands of warnings in a matter of days to visitors for not wearing face masks.