Police Patrol Clearwater Shore as Pinellas County Beaches Reopen

Police patrolled Florida’s Clearwater Beach on Monday, May 4, as it reopened to the public following an easing of coronavirus restrictions.

Pinellas County beaches officially reopened on Monday, with social distancing guidelines set by the CDC in place. The City of Clearwater said “beach ambassadors” would help ensure social distancing, sharing a photo on Twitter of the six-foot PVC pipes the ambassadors would use to measure distance between people.

The Clearwater Police Department shared this footage of officers patrolling the beach to ensure people were adhering to social distancing. Credit: Clearwater Police Department via Storyful