ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. - On Thursday, July 27, 2017, The Eastern Shore Health District lifted a swimming advisory at Guard Shore Beach near Bloxom, Virginia.
Recent re-testing conducted by the Virginia Department of Health showed that bacteria levels in the water meet the State Water Quality Standards.
Signs have been removed from Guard Shore Beach that previously alerted the public of the advisory.
Environmental health officials sample Guard Shore Beach on a weekly basis during the swimming season from May into September.
For additional information on beaches, contact the Eastern Shore Health District at 757-787-5886.
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The Accomack County Health Department has released a swimming advisory for Guard Shore Beach in Virginia, warning swimmers of excessive bacteria.
The County Health Department conducted recent tests which showed high bacteria levels in the water exceeding the State Water Quality Standards. Signs have been posted at Guard Shore Beach alerting swimmers of the advisory. Environmental officials conduct tests on a weekly basis during the prime swimming months of June through September.
Health officials say they will also continue to monitor the bacterial levels. People swimming or playing in waters with excessive bacteria levels have a higher risk of developing gastrointestinal illness.
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