Queen Anne’s im­poses lim­its on ac­cess to beaches

Baltimore Sun - - NATION & WORLD -

Queen Anne’s County will close beaches at Ter­rapin Na­ture Park, Mat­a­peake and Ferry Point start­ing Wed­nes­day to any­one who isn’t from the county, cit­ing pub­lic health con­cerns about a spike in vis­i­tors dur­ing the COVID-19 pan­demic. As of Sun­day, there had been 226 cases of COVID-19 re­ported in Queen Anne’s County, com­pared to more than 5,000 in Anne Arun­del. Mean­while, Queen Anne’s County beaches have seen an in­flux of vis­i­tors from out­side the area — two or three times the visi­ta­tion they had this time last year, Parks Di­rec­tor Steve Chan­dlee said dur­ing a Board of Com­mis­sion­ers meet­ing Tues­day. The board voted 4 to 1 to close beaches to peo­ple who don’t live in Queen Anne’s County while the state is re­open­ing, and no longer than the end of the year.

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