Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update:

Posted March 13, 2020

updated 3/25

To all of our Baytowne Guests:

Life is a beautiful thing. Here on Florida’s Forgotten Coast, we believe we get to enjoy some of the most amazing moments in the world and share them together collectively. From families creating new memories together in our homes to all of the wonderful events and experiences within our natural environment to be witnessed‚Äďwe are truly blessed, and that’s a fact that will never change. Guest safety and comfort is always our top priority. We always want you to feel that you can stay with us in confidence. This is why we will continue working diligently within full capacity to ensure we provide the safest experience possible for all guests. We are following the situation regarding Covid-19 extremely closely. Our staff and all departments have conducted extensive meetings the last 30 days to ensure we are taking all necessary precautions in order to provide a clean home to enjoy.

We have invested extensively into our rigorous Housekeeping program. This means that we are utilizing industry proven products that are known to be the best cleaning and sanitization products for every article of linen that we provide as well as house cleaning products that are used within the homes. However, we still believe in taking all measures available. Additionally, for all incoming guests, it is very important to consider your own personal safety at all times. This means washing your hands extensively, bringing and utilizing disinfectant solutions such as hand sanitizer after interacting with other people, refraining from touching your face as much as possible, and using good common sense judgement with social interaction if you feel you are sick or becoming sick.

From now until April 1st, we will be doing “digital check ins” in lieu of in person check ins. We must receive photos of primary guest’s drivers license, and we will conduct phone calls to go over our rental policies and procedures. A happy selfie photo of primary guest, along with family if desired, at the property is also required ūüėä

In another effort to better serve our guests, we are waiving the $50 fee to postpone reservations dates if guests wish to postpone.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us anytime. We are always here to help! In the meantime, we’ll continue to follow the situation by the minute as well as continue to follow the advice of the experts as we navigate this moment in time together.


Baytowne Vacation Rentals Staff

Gulf county COVID-19 daily updates

For full up to date area information, please visit our Gulf TDC Web Page

From: Jessie Wagner Pippin Public Information Officer | Florida Department of Health in Gulf County 2475 Garrison Ave. Port Saint Joe, FL 32456 | Office Phone: (850) 705-6103 Fax: 850-227-7587 E-mail:¬†[email protected] Webpage:¬†

VISITOR ADVISORYVisitors need to be paying attention to their own hometowns and maintaining situational awareness of community spread in these areas. With cases continuing to pop up in other counties, visitors have a responsibility to protect their own health and to protect the health of Gulf County residents. Following travel advisories, county ordinances, social distancing, good hygiene practices and respiratory care are all prevention tactics implemented to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

GOVERNOR ISSUED EXECUTIVE ORDERS:RESTAURANTSOn March 20, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-71, directing all restaurants and food establishments to suspend on-premises food and alcohol consumption for customers. The kitchens may continue to operate for take-out and delivery services for both food and alcohol, as long as alcohol is accompanied by food and is in a sealed container.  Gulf County Chamber of Commerce resource list:

MEDICAL PROCEDURESOn March 20, Executive Order 20-72 was issued prohibiting medically unnecessary, non-urgent or non-emergency procedures or surgeries.  

GYMS AND FITNESS CENTERSExecutive Order 20-71 directs the closure of gymnasiums and fitness centers within the State of Florida. This order does NOT apply to gyms or fitness centers which are in hotels witch a capacity of 10 persons or less, are in a residential building, are inside fire or police stations or are located inside single-occupant office buildings.  

CLOSURES & RESTRICTIONS: Florida State Parks will close to the public effective Monday, March 23, 2020.

BEACHES: An order issued March 20, states ALL GULF COUNTY BEACHES are TEMPORARILY closed for 7 days. Emergency Order Closing Gulf Beaches

ALL Government Buildings will be closed to the public effective at the close of business on March 18. You may reach any department by telephone or email.

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