Walton County Closes Beaches
March 19, 2020
Walton County Commissioners voted to close all 26 miles of the county's beaches due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This action was taken after Walton County received its first positive test for coronavirus. Holly Holt, administrator of the Walton County Health Department stated, "Many people coming to Walton County for vacation are coming from “hot spots” such as Nashville, where coronavirus is more prevalent than it is locally."