Sanibel announces phase 2 reopening

Posted at 12:18 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 12:21:35-04

SANIBEL, Fla. — The City of Sanibel announced its phase 2 reopening plans.

Sanibel is strongly encouraging the public to follow the guidelines set forth by the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce and strictly adhere to CDC guidance to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Public lodging establishments such as vacation rental, hotel, motel, and timeshare reservations made with guests from areas identified by the governor currently as high risk (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Louisiana), must be for periods longer than the quarantine period established by the governor.

International travelers must adhere to the state-approved amended Lee County safety plan.

Restaurants and food establishments may allow bar-top seating with appropriate social distancing and operate up to 50% indoor.

Youth summer camp will open on June 15th. The City says they will have additional details regarding this.

Retail establishments may operate at full capacity with responsible social distancing and sanitization protocols. They can also temporarily display merchandise outdoors until Labor Day.

The City of Sanibel has lifted all COVID-19 related restrictions at all City-owned and operated parking lots.

The City has temporarily prohibited possession & consumption of alcoholic beverages from 7 am to 5 pm at all City-operated beaches and associated parks and picnic areas with paid public parking.

Through Labor Day consumption or possession of alcohol on all City-operated beaches & associated parks and picnic areas with paid public parking, by groups of 10 or more persons require a City of Sanibel Special Event Permit.

The temporary restrictions on issuing special event permit for weddings has been lifted.

Museums and entertainment businesses, including but not limited to movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, and playhouses, may operate now at 50% capacity and with appropriate social distancing guidelines.

Private fitness centers will be allowed to operate at full capacity with responsible social distancing and frequent sanitization protocols.

Barbershops, hair salons, tanning salons and nail salons may operate while adhering to guidance from the FL Department of Health distancing and sanitization protocols.

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