Jacksonville Beach mayor defends reopening beaches: 'It’s been a good experience so far’
Jacksonville Beach Mayor Charlie Latham defended the decision to reopen Jacksonville, Fla. beaches after the COVID-19 shutdown, saying on “Fox & Friends” on Monday that the experience has been “good” so far.
Crowds returned to beaches in Jacksonville Friday after Florida’s governor gave the green light for some to reopen if done safely – as a new model significantly dropped the number of forecasted fatalities in the Sunshine State. Latham said the decision to reopen the beaches was made by all four mayors in Duval County, which is located in the northeastern part of the state.
“We thought that the public was ready to maintain the social distancing standards and to exercise good judgment and it’s paid off. It’s paid off really well,” he said.
MY COMMENT: All it takes is for a few to get the ball rolling. Good for Charlie Latham.