Florida's beaches are one of the primary reasons people enjoy living in the state ( I had to re-write that sentence due to my use of 'we' and 'our'. Something I can't say anymore as I am no longer a Florida resident). The beaches, for those who love them, are not only places of fun and recreation, but are places of refuge and renewal. Sitting on the beach, gazing at the endless waves and listening to the steady unending rhythm is a place I would want to be if I still lived within a reasonable distance. I see nothing wrong with re-opening the beaches to those who need the soul healing properties they can provide. Sit on the beach, jump the waves if you are inclined. Declare your thanks for the life you are living and affirm your life by enjoying it however you can. We are reasonable and educated people. We know the risks we face in putting ourselves in close proximity to strangers. I think the re-opening of the beaches is a good thing and permissible to individuals, couples, or small family units. Large groups should be discouraged and scattered for those too foolish to realize the inherent danger of large gatherings.