City of Gulfport
2401 53rd Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707  
(727) 893-1000
For Immediate Release on 6/5/2020 – 7AM

On June 3, 2020, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-139, to go into effect Friday, June 5, 2020 for all counties in the State of Florida outside of Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

According to this Executive Order, the entities and businesses allowed to operate during Phase 2 and the guidelines for each are outlined below:

  • Bars and pubs may operate at 50 percent of their indoor capacity, excluding employees, and full capacity outdoors (this does not apply to nightclubs).
  • Restaurants may allow bar-top seating.
  • Retail establishments may operate at full capacity.
  • Gyms and fitness centers may operate at full capacity.
  • Entertainment businesses, including but not limited to, movie theatres, concert halls, auditoriums, bowling alleys, arcades, playhouses and casinos may operate at 50 percent capacity.
  • Pari-mutuel facilities may seek approval to operate with written request from the County Administrator to the Secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
  • Personal services, including but not limited to, tattooing, body piercing, acupuncture, tanning and massage may operate with appropriate safety guidelines as outlined by the Department of Health.

All businesses must adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for social distancing and sanitization.

The City of Gulfport is closely monitoring the coronavirus, COVID-19. The health and safety of our residents is our top priority. Should you need to speak to a City Staff member, please call (727) 893-1000.

Individuals & small businesses impacted by  #COVID19  now have until June 30 to apply for financial help through the Pinellas CARES programs.

Financial Assistance for Individuals:
Text COVIDCARES to 898211

or visit  for more details.

Small Business Grants: check out all the qualifications and apply online at:
The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health will issue updates every day, seven days per week. 

To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health’s dedicated  COVID-19 webpage . For information and advisories from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), please visit the  CDC COVID-19 website . For more information about current travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State, please visit the  travel advisory website .
Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center is Available 24/7
Call: 1 (866) 779-6121
For additional information and helpful links regarding COVID-19, please visit the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 website at .
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For the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) latest updates, please visit, .