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Fellow islanders, we have been here before. This resilient barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico knows a thing or two about weathering a storm. It is times like these that our community must rally together to support businesses that stimulate our economy, provide jobs and make-up the lifeblood and heartbeat of Galveston’s culture and identity. This is a fluid situation and we will adapt, because we have to.
We will be updating this page community resources, local business updates and education resources. Please keep us updated on all efforts being made in our community by filling out the list your organization form. We need to be connected now more than ever.
Official Orders in place
- On March 27, The City issued an order amended the existing order to prohibit the use of short-term rentals to include current tenants. Owners of the short-term rentals will be subject to daily fines for non-compliance. For the official order, click here.
- On March 27, RV parks users who have not leased a space for 30 or more days must vacate the premise by 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2020. For the official order, click here.
On March 27, this order prohibits hotels and Bed and Breakfasts from renting rooms to guests. The only exception is for guests who are essential employees of an essential business, as defined in the order. Existing guests who are not essential employees must vacate the premises by 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2020. For the official order, click here.
- On March 24, Galveston County and The City of Galveston issued a "stay at home" order to encourage more people to only leave their homes for essential actions: work, physician visits, grocery shopping or to pick-up meals. For the official order, click here.
- On March 24, The City of Galveston issued additional orders prohibiting operation of electronic amusement games, closure of commercial fishing pier and charter boat operations and the closure of short-term rental properties until April 3rd. For the official order, click here and here.
- On March 17, all Galveston dining-in will be prohibited and public venues will be limited to gatherings of no more than 10 people in accordance to new federal guidelines.