Lido Beach will remain closed
while City of Sarasota officials continue to monitor local COVID-19 testing results during the public health emergency.
The City also will
review the action taken by the Sarasota County Commission today to allow limited access to other county beaches.
"I know this is has been hard for everybody, but our recovery needs to be smart, well thought out and sustainable," said City Manager Tom Barwin. "
National medical experts have advised that lifting restrictions on social gatherings should only be considered following two weeks of no increases, and preferably declines, in new COVID-19 cases.
We are not experiencing that in the north end of the county. The number of positive cases located within five zip codes in the city limits continues to rise."
City officials will
evaluate the situation on a daily basis and remain hopeful restrictions may be lessened in early May
, following the anticipated peak of COVID-19 cases in Sarasota County.