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As Florida beaches open, this lawyer will visit them dressed as the Grim Reaper

Daniel Uhlfelder, who is originally from Miami, will dress as the Grim Reaper starting Friday, he announced on Twitter.

The Florida Grim Reaper Tour may be coming to a beach near you.

To protest people packing the sands, a Santa Rosa Beach lawyer is taking action and hitting the road.

Daniel Uhlfelder, who is originally from Miami, will dress as the Grim Reaper starting Friday, he announced on Twitter.

The creepy getup may appear as if Halloween has come early. But it’s really meant to scare people away.

“Many of you have asked if I am willing to travel around Florida wearing Grim Reaper attire to the beaches and other areas of the state opening up prematurely,” Uhlfelder tweeted. “The answer is absolutely yes.”

Uhlfelder will wear the terrifying black-hooded robe and scythe as the hulking symbol of death.

On April 17, Jacksonville edged into the national spotlight after Mayor Lenny Curry reopened the beach and many residents congregated without masks, and did not stay six feet apart, as recommended.

Beaches opening include ones in Okaloosa, Duval, Hernando, Pasco and Flagler counties. Key West also opened its beaches this week.

Pinellas County commissioners on Tuesday voted to open its beaches this coming Monday.

But you will need to check with your individual county to brush up on the strict, new rules (as in no chairs, social distancing, no large groups and no sunbathing).

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis shut the state’s beaches during a stay-at-home order March 17 to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

To see what beaches are open go to Visit Florida, and keep up with executive orders from DeSantis.

A Florida Department of Health representative says you can also email covid-19@Flhealth.gov with questions regarding the pandemic within the state or call the information hotline at 866-779-6121.

--Madeleine Marr

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