While we continue to welcome visitors to Amelia Island, the Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is closely monitoring statements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Florida Department of Health, and the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We are committed to following guidelines from these agencies and our local health departments. The safety and well-being of our residents, visitors, and industry partners are of the utmost importance to us. We encourage our area tourism partners, residents, and visitors to take any relevant preventative measures. We remain vigilant and will do everything we can to ensure our guests have a safe and pleasant stay.
- Every person over the age of six (6) who is in a public indoor space or unable to socially distance is encouraged to wear a face mask or covering. Further, businesses can implement their own mask mandate should they choose. See Nassau County Executive Order 23 for full details.
- Beach Openings – The beaches of Nassau County, Florida are open daily from 6am-9pm.
Refer to EXECUTIVE ORDER #6 & EXECUTIVE ORDER #7 for full details.
- The beach parking areas, Peter's Point, Burney Park, Scott Road, and the south end walkover will be open daily from 6am until 9pm.
- Beach driving is only allowed for Nassau County residents or active military person presenting identification with all-wheel or four-wheel drive at Peters Point and Lewis Street from 8am-9pm inside the marked areas
- Beachgoers must adhere to the Center for Disease Control guidelines which include maintaining a minimum 6' distance between individuals and no gathering of more than ten (10) people.
- Horseback riding companies allowed with regulations
- Limitations around beach rentals and other commercial activities
- No dogs, alcoholic beverages
- No beach camping between 9pm-8am, no camping in parking areas - camping prohibition is in effect during turtle nesting season (May 1 - October 30)
The beaches within the City of Fernandina Beach are open.
- Phase 3 of Florida's Safe, Smart, Step-by-Step Plan for Recovery - State Executive Order 244 supersedes and eliminates any and all restrictions of Executive Orders 20-112, 20-123, and 20-139, as well as Executive Orders 20-192, 20-214, and 20-223. Impact to the tourism industry:
- No COVID-19 emergency ordinance may prevent an individual from working or operating a business.
- Restaurants, including any establishment with a food service license, may not be limited to less than 50% of their indoor capacity. If a restaurant is limited to less than 100% of it's indoor capacity, such COVID-19 emergency order must satisfy the following:
> quantify the economic impact of each limitation or requirement on those restaurants; and
> explain why each limitation or requirement is necessary for the public health.
- This order suspends the collection of fines and penalties associated with COVID-19 enforced on individuals.
NASSAU COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
- Watch this Video on the use of cloth face
coverings for Nassau County businesses from the Florida Department of
Health in Nassau County
- Traveler Card that should be given to the visiting party with instructions on how to report if they become ill.
- COVID19 Testing sites in the county and region (can be shared as needed)
- Plan for Florida's Recovery
- US Travel Association Industry Guidance for Promoting the Health & Safety of All Travelers
- Streetsense Restaurant Reopening
- AirBnB Cleaning Guidelines
- Nassau Chamber Back to Business Resources
- One Nassau Guidance for Reopening Hotels
- Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Reopening Guidance -
Click below to listen to a
recording of recent Zoom calls:
- One Nassau Guidance for Reopening Government Offices
- Retail Guidance | Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
- Prevent Worker Exposure | OSHA
- Guidance for Protecting Workers - Department of Labor | OSHA
- Wynn Las Vegas health & sanitation program
- John Hopkins Guidance for Governors on Reopening
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Florida Department of Health
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Nassau County Health Department, 904-875-6100
- Nassau County Emergency Management
- Nassau County
- City of Fernandina Beach
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travel notices
- Department of Homeland Security coronavirus updates