COVID-19 Update

April 3, 2020

On April 1, 2020, Florida Govenor Rick DeSantis issued a state-wide stay-at-home order.  Our team is working remotely and is available to help as needed.  

Please note, our updated hours of operation during this time is from 10 am to 2 pm, Monday through Friday.  

We will update this as conditions improve.  

Thank you


We are currently experiencing extremely high call volume. 

We are answering all requests in the order they are received 

Please be patient as we work our way through each request.


If you are seeking information on COVID-19 related closures, please check back for the latest news.




FDOH COVID-19 Information Page (Updated Regularly)

CDC COVID-19 Information Page (Updated Regularly)

MARCH 17, 2020

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announcement:

This morning (3/17) Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference in which he announced the mandatory closing of all Florida bars and nightclubs, beginning at 5 p.m. He is mandating that restaurants limit seating to 50-percent of capacity, with staggered seating to distance diners from each other. On the beach, he recommends groups of no more than 10 people, with each group keeping 6-feet of separation.

Additional Information and Cancellations

  • Panama City Beach has cancelled all special events and parades through May 1st, 2020
  • South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival has been cancelled
  • The Sandestin Wine Festival has been cancelled
  • The Village of Baytowne Wharf has cancelled upcoming events
  • The Hub 30A is suspending their schedule of events through March 31
  • The Merchants of Rosemary Beach has cancelled upcoming events through March 31
  • Beginning March 16, the Bayou Arts Center will be closed and the CAA team will work remotely remaining available via email, phone and virtual meet-ups.
  • Gulfplace has cancelled their Wine Walk (Usually held on Thursdays)
  • WaterColor is suspending Art in the Park, Easter Sunrise Service, and the Easter Egg Hunt and Toss
  • Emerald Coast Theatre Company is closed through March 31
  • Beginning Friday, camping in Florida State Parks is suspended until May 15
  • All meetings, classes and workshops at The Bayou Arts Center will be postponed and rescheduled for a later date.
  • The Foster Gallery at Grand Boulevard will be temporarily closed beginning March 16.
  • The Under the Sea fundraiser for the Underwater Museum of Art scheduled for Thursday, May 7 will be postponed for a later date.
  • ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival scheduled for May 9 & 10 is rescheduled for October 10 & 11 in Grand Boulevard Town Center.