Resources & Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated: May 4, 2021, 9:20 AM


Leisure Travelers

Like you, we are continually monitoring the impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) across the country and within our destination. In the interest of public health, our cities are working closely with the authorities to ensure our citizens' and guests' well-being.

We ask that you adhere to your home state’s guidelines, especially regarding stay-at-home orders.

On May 3, Governor Kay Ivey announced that, barring a significant spike in COVID-19 cases, Alabama’s COVID-19 Safer Apart public health order will end Monday, May 31, 2021, and the state of emergency will end Tuesday, July 6, 2021. 

Safer Apart health order recommendations for individuals:

All  individuals, and especially vulnerable persons, are encouraged to exercise personal responsibility in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by:

  • Maintaining six feet of separation from persons of different households
  • Wearing a mask or other facial covering at all times when within six feet of a person from another household
  • Staying home if sick
  • Washing hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer, especially after touching frequently used items or surfaces
  • Refraining from touching one’s face
  • Sneezing or coughing into a tissue, or the inside of one’s elbow
  • Disinfecting frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible

View the official health order in its entirety here.

Sporting Events

Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events is working closely with city officials, facilities and sports event planners in response to COVID-19. Because each event’s organizers and governing bodies have different safety requirements, we suggest you contact the event planner directly with questions or concerns regarding safety protocols.

Conferences & Meetings

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach sales team is available and ready to work with planners to ensure they have the resources needed for future meeting planning or rescheduling a planned event. You may contact your hotel or meeting facility directly with any questions or concerns regarding cancellations and postponements resulting from COVID-19 outbreak.

Additional Information

For the latest news and information regarding coronavirus please refer to the resources below.

City of Gulf Shores

City of Orange Beach

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alabama Department of Public Health

Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency