COVID-19 Information




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: Non-work gatherings no longer require a 10-person limit; however, people not from the same household must remain six feet apart Restaurants, bars and breweries may open with limited table seating and six feet between tables; additional sanitation rules and guidelines may apply Athletic facilities (such as fitness centers and gyms) may open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines; specific athletic activities are still not allowed Close-contact service providers (such as barber shops, hair salons, nail salons and tattoo services) may open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines Beaches are open with no limit on gatherings; however, people not from the same household must maintain six feet of separation



All public and private beaches along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, including Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and the Fort Morgan peninsula will open Thursday, April 30 at 5pm.

  • Anyone using the beach must maintain a 6-foot distance from other people, except those in their own household group. Groups are limited to no more than 10 people. Normal use of the beach – chairs, umbrellas, etc. – is allowed.
  • Pools at hotels and condos will be open. However there still should be no gatherings of more than 10 people and they must always maintain 6-foot social distancing at all times. Hotel and condominium properties may implement their own policies to best manage pool access.
  • All public boat launches and waterways in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are still open, as are all recreational trails, public fishing piers, golf courses, and boating and fishing charters.
  • All retail stores, including grocery stores and pharmacies, may open as long as they maintain a 50% occupancy rate, 6-foot social distancing and sanitation protocols. 
  • Charter fishing businesses may open but avoid gatherings of 10 or more people and must keep clients six feet apart.