For Immediate Release: City of Gulf Shores Update on COVID-19
Gulf Shores, Ala – March 13, 2020 – Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft and the City Council would like residents and visitors to know they are committed to their health and safety during this tumultuous time. City Officials are actively monitoring the evolving situation related to the outbreak of COVID-19, and want to assure the public that all possible precautionary measures to prevent the spread of this illness in the Gulf Shores community are being taken.
City Officials are following all recommendations provided by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). In all public facilities the frequency of cleaning and sanitation routines have been increased, additional hand sanitizing stations have been provided, personal hygiene including hand washing is being encouraged by posting informational signage in restrooms and throughout city buildings.
Earlier this morning, Governor Kay Ivey released a statement that included information from State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris providing recommendations for personal health habits and cancellation or postponement of gatherings with more than 500 people in attendance. Upcoming public event cancelations in Gulf Shores will be determined by the city on a case by case basis, depending on the potential risk to the community.
The City of Gulf Shores will continue to provide public updates at www.gulfshoresal.gov and through social media. Residents are encouraged to sign up to receive update notifications by visiting our website and clicking the “Notify Me” button.