NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Department of Public Health has lifted a swimming advisory Thursday for the beach at Captain’s Quarters Park at 800 Little Bay Avenue in Ocean View.
The advisory was issued Wednesday due to bacteria results that exceeded safe levels. All posted advisory signs are now being removed.
Recreational waters are checked during the summer months for high levels of bacteria.
Indicator organisms like enterococci are monitored and when they are too high, a sign is posted at the beach.
Enterococci are a group of organisms used to determine the amount of fecal contamination of recreation water. They do not cause illness but research shows when enterococci are present, other disease-causing organisms may be as well.