UPDATE: All swimming advisories have been lifted in Ocean View, except for Captain’s Quarters in Willoughby Bay.
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Swimming advisories have been posted for several beaches in Ocean View due to abnormal levels of bacteria.
The Norfolk Department of Public Health says tests revealed enterococci bacteria exceed state water quality standards at these locations:
- East Community Beach, 21st Bay Street
- 5th Bay Street
- Capeview Ave.
- North Community Beach
- Ocean View Park
- Sarah Constant Beach
- 10th View Street
- 13th View Street
The city’s health officials say they’ll continue to monitor the beaches and remove warning signs when bacteria levels drop back below state standards.
Those who swim in waters with high-than-normal bacteria levels have increased risk for gastrointestinal illness.
10 On Your Side will share updates when the advisories are lifted.