Queen Anne’s imposes limits on access to beaches
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.