Glynn County residents will be under a state of emergency declaration until April 30.
County commissioners extended the original emergency declarations during a special called meeting March 31. The original order was set to expire April 13.
The order includes beach closures, closures of businesses that provide body care that is not supervised under a licensed medical professional, pools regulated by the Department of Health, all indoor recreation, fitness, and entertainment facilities, restrictions on in-restaurant dining, and alcohol sales.
In addition to the St. Simons Island beaches, Sea Island beaches are mandated to be closed until April 30. Jekyll Island beaches are closed at this time as well.
All new reservations under 30 days in length on St. Simons Island and Sea Island booked through short term rentals, bed and breakfasts, hotels, motels, RV parks, and campgrounds are to be canceled beginning April 1 at 6 a.m.
The exceptions to these cancellations are reservations for essential lodgers, including healthcare professionals, first responders, National Guard members, law enforcement, state or federal government employees on official business, airline crewmembers and critical care pilots on official business in Glynn County, patients of medical facilities located in Glynn County and members of their immediate families, journalists, displaced Glynn County residents, Glynn County residents who must vacate their homes due to exigent circumstances, such as fire or flood Glynn County residents utilizing hotels as transitional living arrangements, persons sheltering in hotels due to domestic violence, hotel employees, service providers, and contractors, incident responders engaged in official business in Glynn County, and/or Glynn County residents who, for any reason, are temporarily unable to reside in their home.
Signage will be produced and distributed throughout Glynn County to encourage residents to keep six feet away from one another in public spaces.