What you need to know about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The City of Gulf Shores is partnering and sharing information with local, state and regional resources including but not limited to Alabama Department of Public Health, Baldwin County Emergency Management Association and Centers for Disease Control.
All City offices will continue to be open for business but are limiting public access. Any person or business needing to apply for a Business License, Building Permit, submit plans for Planning and Zoning review, or conduct other city business may do so online by clicking here. Anyone needing assistance not accessible online MUST contact the appropriate department by phone prior to visiting in person. A directory of department phone numbers is provided here.
The Alabama Department of Public Health has set up a call center for people wanting information about being tested for the coronavirus. The number is 1-888-264-2256 and their web address is https://dph1.adph.state.al.us/covid-19/
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- July 27, 2020 Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Approves an Emergency Order Limiting Hours of Operations for Establishments Selling Alcohol
- July 15, 2020 Governor Ivey Issues Amended Safer at Home Order with New Mask Requirement
- July 2, 2020 Gulf Shores warns of ‘zero-tolerance’ enforcement of Safer at Home order ahead of July 4th weekend
- June 3, 2020 Gulf Shores Fireworks Canceled
- May 22, 2020 City Openings
- May 8, 2020 Gov. Kay Ivey Issues Amended Safer at Home Order
- April 29, 2020 Gulf Shores Reopens City Beaches and Facilities in Response to Safer at Home Order
- April 28, 2020 Gov. Kay Ivey Issues Safer at Home Order - Beaches to Open May 1
- April 3, 2020 City of Gulf Shores Supports State Health Department Stay at Home Order
- March 31, 2020 Hangout Music Festival 2020 - Cancelled
- March 27, 2020 Press Release - Updated City Closures
- March 27, 2020 Updated Alabama Public Health Order
- March 19, 2020 Alabama Statewide Social Distancing Order
- March 19, 2020 Gov. Kay Ivey Issues Statewide Health Order - All Alabama Beaches Closed
- March 18, 2020 Press Release - Local State of Emergency
- March 17, 2020 Press Release
- March 13, 2020 Press Release
Ways to prevent COVID-19
It is important that we and our community members practice non-pharmaceutical measures such as respiratory etiquette (covering cough/sneeze) as well as proper hand hygiene. These activities reduce the transmission of the coronavirus as well as a number of other bacteria and viruses. The confirmed number of cases of COVID-19 are increasing with the increasing test availability. You can find updated numbers on people under investigation and confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. from the COVID-19-Coronavirus website.
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure to the virus. However, the following preventative measures can help prevent the spread of respiratory disease:
- WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER for 20 seconds – If soap is unavailable, use an alcohol based (60%) sanitizer
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Cover mouth and nose with a tissue, or cough or sneeze into your elbow
- Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently touched
- Avoid contact with those who are sick
- Stay home when you are sick or not feeling well
- Practice "Social Distancing" by maintaining six feet of separation between you and other people
- Avoid gatherings of 10 or more