We understand that this is a difficult and uncertain time. We encourage everyone to stay at home in order to keep yourself, and others, healthy. Although you can’t visit us currently, we will continue to monitor updates related to the COVID-19 virus with local, state and federal agencies.
Lee County-owned beaches and the county-owned Fort Myers Beach Pier are closed until further notice. This includes beach parking lots, restrooms and county-owned beach access points.
Within Lee County, some beaches are owned and managed by municipalities and the state. We encourage visitors to visit the following websites:
The Lee County sites that are closed include:
Lee County is also suspending LeeTran beach trolley and tram service effective March 19, 2020.
It is recommended that on all beaches that remain open the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for social distancing be followed; this includes separating by six feet and not gathering in groups over 10. For more information visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.
At this time all bars and nightclubs are closed in Lee County. In addition, Governor DeSantis ordered all Florida restaurants and dining establishments to immediately suspend on-site consumption of food and alcohol. Restaurants may now only operate kitchens for delivery and take-out services. Please contact specific restaurants for information on modified services provided.
Florida Department of Health (DOH): http://www.floridahealth.gov/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
Travel alerts and advisories: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers
Below are recommendations provided by the CDC on everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Stay home when your are sick. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.