Update December 9, 2020:
Today, Gov. Ivey extended the current "Safer at Home" order, which includes the mask mandate, through Friday, January 22 (when new guidelines will be announced).
Update September 25, 2020:
Amended Safer at Home Guidelines:
Update August 27, 2020:
This morning, Gov. Ivey extended the current "Safer at Home" order—including the mandatory mask order—through Friday, October 2. This latest health order includes changes for establishments operating buffets, salad bars and self-serve drink stations (Section 19, item F).
The statewide order can be viewed in its entirety here.
Update July 15, 2020:
Under Ivey’s order, citizens must wear a mask in public when interacting within six feet of people from a different household. The order goes into effect Thursday at 5 p.m. and stays in effect until at least July 31, the day the governor’s amended Safer At Home order is set to expire. Among the order’s main points are that each person is to wear a mask or facial covering that covers the nostrils and mouth at all times when within six feet of a person from another household. The order is to be in effect at any indoor space open to the general public, a vehicle operated by a transportation service, or an outdoor public space where 10 or more people are gathered. The penalty for violating the order can result in a $500 fine.
When do I have to wear a mask? You have to wear a mask when you are in public and in close contact with other people. Specifically, the order says to wear a mask when you are within six feet of a person from another household in any of the following places: (a) an indoor space open to the public; (b) a vehicle operated by a transportation service; and (c) an outdoor public space where ten or more people are gathered.
Update June 30, 2020:
Today, Gov. Ivey extended the "Safer at Home" guidelines through July 31 (when updated guidelines will be released). She also urged all locals and visitors to maintain six-foot social distancing and to wear masks in public in order to protect themselves and others. These protocols should also be adhered to by restaurants, attractions and other businesses.
The statewide Safer at Home order can be viewed in its entirety here.
Update June 26, 2020:
Effective immediately, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is suspending on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide.
Mayor Grover Robinson issued Declaration of State of Emergency 20-03 effective at 5 p.m. today, Friday, June 26, requiring face coverings to be worn by employees and patrons inside businesses within City of Pensacola limits.
This order applies to City of Pensacola limits and includes the following:
Update June 18, 2020:
The state’s stay-at-home order expired April 30 and Gov. Kay Ivey has issued several amendments. Retailers and beaches have reopened with restrictions. Gyms, athletic facilities, barber shops, hair salons and nail salons have reopened with certain rules. Restaurants, bars and breweries may allow on-property consumption of food and drink, with certain rules. Starting May 22, new rules were put in place, through at least July 3. Entertainment venues, child care and summer camps are allowed to open, subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules.
Update June 5, 2020:
* Residents from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, Louisiana and Michigan, as well as Washington D.C are now welcome to book in Florida. NY, NJ and CT are still banned. *
Update May 19, 2020:
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY- FLORIDA TO ALLOW VACATION RENTALS
• Reservations and stays will be allowed from U.S. states with a COVID-19 Case Rate less than 700 cases/100K residents as of May 15. This means those from LA, NJ, CT, RI, DE, MI + NY residents cannot rent currently. See all states and their current case amount at the following link : https://www.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/
• Reservations from COVID-19 hot spots identified by the Governor are to be avoided for the next 30-45 days.
• Reservations from international travelers will not be accepted.
Update May 15, 2020:
The Florida Governor has announced a plan to move into a full phase 1 of reopening the state of Florida. This will start Monday, May 18th. While the Governor did not fully lift the short-term rental ban in his update, he has asked individual Florida counties to submit a reopening/safety plan to his office and he will lift the ban on a case-by-case basis.
Escambia county has been in full support of reopening vacation rentals and will be submitting their request with their safety plan by end of day. We hope to hear of an approval and detailed rental stipulations by early next week.
Other updates received from the Governor today include:
• Restaurants can increase capacity to 50% for inside dining
• Gyms and fitness clubs may reopen
Update May 8, 2020:
Today, Gov. Kay Ivey issued an updated statewide health order that goes into effect Monday, May 11. Here are the key takeaways from today’s updated order:
The statewide health order can be viewed in its entirety here.
Update May 1, 2020:
By order of Governor DeSantis, vacation rentals in FL are banned until an undetermined date. We are currently assisting guests coming in the near future to relocate to one of our Alabama properties or push their stay to a future date. Please be patient with us as we are experiencing an extremely high call and email volume. Thank you for your patience.
Perdido Key is made up of nearly all small business owners who manage vacation rentals and this has severely impacted our economy. Currently, hotels and resorts in FL are allowed to operate with no restrictions. If you feel that vacation rentals should be allowed to operate as well, we ask that you sign the following petitions to help our voices be heard.
Update April 28, 2020:
April 16, 2020
We are living in an unprecedented time, but our Luxury Coastal Vacations team is committed to staying abreast and keeping you informed of the latest developments surrounding the COVID-19 crisis. We appreciate the dedication of all essential staff and our amazing clients. We are confident the heightened measures being taken as set forth by the CDC and state government officials will result in a decrease of new cases in the coming days and weeks.
All Florida public beaches remain closed through April 30th, 2020. Travelers arriving to Florida for leisure will not be permitted entrance to the state through April 30, 2020 to slow the spread of the virus. In addition, Governor DeSantis has prohibited vacation rental activity in Florida through the end of the month. We encourage you to follow the guidance of the CDC and the government, and we look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful state in the very near future.
All Alabama public and private beaches remain closed through April 30, 2020. Many buildings in the area have closed completely, but there is not a state order banning vacation rental activity at this time.
As a result of the crisis, our business hours have been temporarily modified as follows:
9-6 PM, 7 Days a week
Our team is available by phone and email during business hours to assist in any capacity you should need. In any event, you can always count on our staff to deliver the highest level of service.
Our Operations team continues to be vigilant in combatting the spread of the virus by maintaining elevated cleaning practices to include commercial grade disinfectants. The health and safety of our guests and team members is a top priority, and we will take every action necessary to ensure the wellbeing of all. We are proud of our team’s dedication to keeping our properties safe and sanitized, and we are excited to welcome you to a much-needed beach getaway. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have. Our staff is available 7 days a week via email or by phone at 877-859-0113.
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