If you were thinking about getting out of the house and self quarantining on a beach in Galveston --- not gonna happen. The city of Galveston has shut down all public beaches in attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19. The order will last until Sunday, April 5. The city will also restrict vehicle traffic on the beach west of the end of the Seawall. the order also says, "The City of Galveston had attempted to avoid closing public beaches because it is our desire that residents have an area to exercise and get fresh air while maintaining safe social distancing. . However, it is clear that there are many people visiting from other areas in defiance of local, state and national travel restrictions must restrict access to the public beach. Violators of the order face a Class C misdemeanor, according to the city.