COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR GULF COUNTY
Below are bullet points that may answer your questions when regarding travel to Gulf County, Florida. For more information, please reference the Executive Orders at the bottom of this page.
- EMERGENCY DECLARATION:
An Emergency Declaration of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida; recognizing the National, State and Local State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic; requiring the use of facial covering or mask in public settings within the city limits of Port St. Joe, Florida where CDC social distancing guidelines cannot be followed.
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- Gulf County Beaches are open.
- Bars are open at 100% Capacity
- Restaurants are at 100% occupancy.
- Retail is open at 100% capacity.
- Hair & Nail Salons are open for business.
- Gyms and fitness centers will reopen and operate at 100%.
- The T.H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park is open for day use activities. The beach and boat ramps are available at a reduced capacity.
- Local restaurants & businesses are also offering curbside and delivery options. Please contact them for more information.
If you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact a Concierge at the Gulf County Welcome Center or click on the Chat feature on the homepage of the website.
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How can I best protect myself and my family?
While there’s not yet a vaccine for COVID-19, the best prevention and treatments are methods that have been practiced for years when dealing with flu and respiratory illnesses. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
Health officials remind people that preventive actions to help impede the spread of respiratory diseases include:
- avoid close contact with people who are sick
- stay home when you are sick and avoid contact with persons in poor health
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue
- wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing the nose, coughing or sneezing
- if soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol; always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty
- clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
For more information about coronavirus (COVID-19) and preventive techniques, visit these trusted resources:
If you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact a Concierge at the Gulf County Welcome Center.