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North Shore Health Department orders all public beaches to close due to coronavirus pandemic

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Posted at 4:35 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 17:42:44-04

MILWAUKEE — The North Shore Health Department has ordered that all public beaches close beginning Friday.

Atwater Beach, Big Bay Beach/Buckley Park, Klode Beach and Tietjen Beach at Doctor’s Park have all been ordered to close.

The North Shore Health Department say they're closing these beaches in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the North Shore communities.

In a press release, they said, "It is issued in the best interest of public health, safety and welfare and to prevent gatherings in a single location."

The health department said these closures will be in effect for the entire duration of the "Safer at Home" order issued by Governor Tony Evers.

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