UDPATE: Swimming Advisory Lifted for Two Areas: Along the Bay from Starfish Road to Rockbridge Road and along the Oceanfront from 8th to 22nd Streets

Thursday, July 26, 2018

​The Virginia Beach Health Department has lifted the no swimming and wading advisory that was issued Wednesday, July 25 along the Bay from Starfish Road to Rockbridge Road and along the Oceanfront from 8th to 22nd Streets.

After re-sampling showed that the bacteria level in the water was once again safe for swimming and wading, the advisories were lifted and signs at both locations that had previously alerted the public of the advisory have now been removed.

Environmental health officials sample recreational beach water on a weekly basis during the swimming season from May through September.

The results of this and all other sampling are located on the Virginia Department of Health Web site at http://www.vdh.state.va.us/epidemiology/DEE/BeachMonitoring.

For additional information, contact Brad Delashmutt, Virginia Beach Health Department, at (757) 518-2727.

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