COVID-19 Travel Update
Travel Preparedness for our Visitors
The Jekyll Island Authority is actively monitoring developments and information surrounding COVID-19’s (coronavirus) potential impact on travel to and around Jekyll Island, as the health and safety of our residents and visitors is a top priority. We are continuously monitoring and participating in communications provided by Georgia state health and government officials to ensure any necessary precautions are taken.
We understand that not everyone feels comfortable traveling at this time. For those who choose to visit the island, we are committed to providing a safe environment and the health and wellbeing of our visitors is our top priority.
As you plan and embark on your travel to Jekyll Island, it is important to implement best practices and judgment to prevent the spread of illness to others. To exercise caution, please follow the CDC’s recommendations:
- If you are feeling ill or have prolonged symptoms of illness, do not travel and seek guidance from a health care professional
- Those with compromised immune systems or of an elderly age should avoid travel to prevent the risk of illness, in accordance with the extended Executive Order regarding vulnerable travelers
- Follow the department of public health’s preventative measures for illness: dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus
We encourage our visitors to help keep themselves and others healthy while enjoying our beautiful island. This means that while you are out in public, please heed public health advice to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Learn more about what you can do to protect yourself and others through Georgia Governor Kemp’s Georgia Safety Promise, and follow the most up-to-date information and guidance offered by other trusted sources including the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Georgia Department of Health, and your local authorities.
Restaurant, Hotel, and Business Operations Updates
The operations listed below are subject to change. Contact individual properties for questions on any changes in operations.
All regular beach activities, including the use of chairs, coolers, tents, and umbrellas, are allowed on the beach. All beach pavilions, picnic areas, and beach restroom facilities have reopened for use.
Visitors are encouraged to check the events calendar regularly for updates as an event date gets closer.
We are taking a number of stringent precautionary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of those living, visiting, and working on the island and have increased many of our operational protocols.
- Customer service counters will have plexiglass dividers, to further establish social distancing
- Increased hand-sanitizing stations and pumps at all authority-operated gift shops and amenities, including the Jekyll Island Guest Information Center and Jekyll Island Convention Center
- We have partnered with EcoLab to have hospital-grade disinfectants available for use in all JIA restroom facilities
- Requiring Jekyll Island Authority employees with illnesses including flu-like symptoms to stay home and seek medical attention
- Encouraging increased frequency of handwashing and sanitation efforts by all Jekyll Island Authority employees
- Increased sanitation of public surfaces including countertops, doorknobs, and other areas throughout our facilities that frequently come into contact with the public
- Providing additional travel-size hand sanitizer products for purchase at our gift shops and retail locations
Any person entering the premises waives all civil liability against this premises owner and operator for any injuries caused by the inherent risk associated with contracting COVID-19 at public gatherings, except for gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm, by the individual or entity of the premises.