Gulf Shores closing public beaches Friday; Baldwin officials asking governor to do the sameMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Mar 19 2020 11:43 AM
Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft is ordering the city’s public beaches closed at 7 a.m. on Friday, and the Baldwin County Commission will soon ask Gov. Kay Ivey to do the same at the beaches the state oversees.
The mayor’s order will tentatively last through April 6. The city issued a local state of emergency on Wednesday, which calls on “social distancing” practices of no more than 10 people at once who cannot keep a distance of at least 6 feet, recommends restaurants offer only take out or drive-thru (online ordering is also recommended), and to consider delays to out-of-state travel.