Spring break in Corpus Christi?  Here's what you need to know.

If you are planning on going to Corpus Christi during the spring break, there are a few things you should know.

On Friday, Coastal Bend’s COVID-19 Task Force reminded residents and visitors that Nueces County is still at “extreme risk” during a Facebook live video on its COVID-19 dashboard. The reminder comes days after Governor Greg Abbott announced plans to open Texas to 100 percent and abandon his mask policy starting Wednesday.

The county dashboard does not recommend attending any outdoor or indoor events.

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According to the task force, there has been a daily surge in new cases in Nueces County. Corpus Christi officials reported 105 new cases in Nueces county on Sunday. The task force urges others to continue wearing face masks and social distancing. If this does not happen, a large peak is possible according to a projected model.

“It is not time to get back to normal. It is not time to throw big parties,” said Dr. Chris Bird of the Nueces County Task Force on the Facebook Live video. “You are encouraged to remain vigilant. The more we adhere to these principles, the sooner this pandemic will be over.”

Last week, Corpus Christi police announced that there would be more patrolmen on the beach starting Friday. There will also be additional DWI and traffic units, the department wrote in its Facebook post on Thursday.

The police also shared the following rules for the beach:

  • Dogs are not permitted on the beach from Access Road 3 to Zahn Road on the north side of the Packery Channel.
  • No glass bottles on the beach
  • Fireplaces must be 3x3x3
  • No wooden pallets
  • The speed limit is 24 km / h.

If you need a parking permit for the beach, police say you can buy one at a nearby supermarket and at the beach entrances.

Priscilla Aguirre is a general affairs reporter for MySA.com | [email protected] | @CillaAguirre.