Alabama beaches could reopen soon! That is, if the state government agrees with recommendations submitted by local Gulf Shores officials. The Alabama beaches have been closed to the public since March 19, due to social distancing guidelines amid the outbreak of COVID-19.
Recommendations from the Mayor and City Council
Now, as the state plans for the state to restart the economy, Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft and the City Council sent recommendations to Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. These recommendations include:
- Opening the beaches for limited recreational use on May 1. This would include activities such as walking, biking, swimming and fishing. (Congregating on the beach with chairs and blankets would still be prohibited.)
- Opening the beaches for all normal activities on May 15. Beachgoers would still be subject to social distancing guidelines.
- Small Businesses and restaurants would be allowed to open for normal business on May 1. This would include eating on premises, but with new social distancing guidelines in place.
The mayor’s office says they are in close contact with the State Health Officer, who offered recommendations on how to safely open the beaches. They believe that a gradual approach is necessary to keep our visitors and locals safe.
Our Commitment to You
At Beach Getaways, we know that it is difficult to know what is next related to this virus. We also know that a beach vacation might be exactly what your family wants to do after shelter-in-place guidelines lift.
That is why we are offering a 100% Refund Guarantee. Reservations are 100% refundable if they are made between April 16th and midnight April 30th, 2020, for all stays that take place in 2020. You will get 100% refund if you cancel 48 hours prior to your arrival dates. With that guarantee, you can book with confidence, directly through our website. Or, if you have questions, you can call our office at (800) 488-8978.
Find out more about what steps Beach Getaways is taking to keep you safe during this crisis at this link.