We are proud to announce that the Double Red Flags have been taken down at Orange Beach!
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced on 4/28 that the beaches in her state would re-open on April 30 at 5pm. The beaches had been closed since Friday, March 20 as a protective measure against COVID-19.
New Gulf Shore Beach Rules:
1) Visitors to the Alabama beaches must follow social distancing guidelines. But they will be allowed to walk, sit, lounge, fish, swim, etc. If you go to the beach, you must congregate in groups of less than 10 people.
2) Maintain a six-foot distance between all other beachgoers. Six feet rule does not apply to members of your own household.
3) Restaurants in Alabama are still closed to on-site dining, but there are many carry out options available. Retail stores will be allowed to open, but must maintain a 50 percent occupancy rate and follow sanitation guidelines from the state. Entertainment facilities such as nightclubs, arcades and bowling alleys will remain closed. Also, gyms, spas and hair salons must remained closed. These rules will be reviewed again on May 15.
4) The re-opening of Gulf Shore resort pools and other public spaces has been left up to the individual condominiums to decide. The state is requiring pool gatherings to implement social distancing guidelines as well. This means that pools that do open may have restricted access.
The state says that if a person violates the 10 person rule, there will be a $500 fine. And of course, if there is increased COVID-19 infection in the state, the beaches would likely be closed again.
Stay Safe with Beach Getaways
Beach Getaways is taking additional steps to keep you safe, including increased sanitation of our units. Here is a link to more information about our additional precautions for COVID-19.
If you would like clarification about the state guidelines, our policies or have questions about your upcoming vacation, please contact Beach Getaways Vacation Rental office at (800) 488-8978.