LOCAL INFORMATION

Governor Ivey has issued a statewide ‘Stay at Home’ order. effective 5:00 PM Saturday, April 4th- April 30th at 5:00 PM, the entire state is on a mandatory ‘Stay at Home’ order. Gov. Ivey says that there are some exceptions. Essential activities are defined in the health order and are as follows:
• To obtain necessary supplies
• To obtain or provide necessary services
• To attend religious services
• To take care of others
• To work at essential businesses and operations
• To engage in outdoor activity
• To seek shelter
• To travel as required by law
Essential businesses and operations, listed below, must take all reasonable steps to avoid gatherings of 10 persons or more and maintain a consistent six-foot distance between persons:

• Essential government functions
• Health-care providers and caregivers
• Essential infrastructure
• Manufacturing facilities
• Agricultural operations and farms,
• Essential retailers
• Essential services
• Media operations
• Education operations
• Financial services
• Professional services
• Providers of basic necessities to economically disadvantages populations
• Construction and construction-related services
• Essential public services
• Military or defense operations
• Essential services or product providers
• Religious entities
• Federally designated critical infrastructure
• Other state-designated essential businesses and operations

In addition, effective immediately, any person who has tested positive for COVID-19 shall be quarantined to their place of residence for a period of 14 days after receiving positive test results. Quarantined persons may not leave their place of residence for any reason other than to seek necessary medical treatment.

The statewide order also requires quarantined persons to take precautions as directed by their health care provider or the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) to prevent the spread of the disease to others. Persons needing assistance with their needs while under quarantine may contact Alabama Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) at https://alvoad.communityos.org/cms/.
Regarding grocery stores, pharmacies and other stores, the following rules apply:

Emergency maximum occupancy rate. A retail store shall allow no more than 50 percent of its normal occupancy load inside the store at any one time. The store must station enough staff at the store entrances and exits to enforce this requirement.

Social distancing. An employee of a retail store may not knowingly allow customers or patrons to congregate within six feet of one another.

Sanitation. A retail store shall take reasonable steps to comply with guidelines on sanitation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ADPH.

Permissible reasons for people to leave their residences and places where they may go are described in more detail in the Health Order which may be viewed at www.alabamapublichealth.gov

FLORIDA

Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the state of Florida is being shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic until April 30.

The order mandates that Floridians stay home, effective 4/03, unless they’re going out for “essential services or activities.”

Sunny 105, your local station wants you to know who is open, and at what capacity. This list will be updated regularly, but if you have any questions if a particular business is open and when, please contact them directly prior to visiting.
FOR THE LATEST LIST OF OPEN BUSINESSES CLICK HERE

A specific list of what “Essential Businesses” are, can be found HERE

COVID-19 Coronavirus

Please follow recommendations, and health and safety practices. These include the following:

Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers if hand washing is not possible.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or cough or sneeze into your elbow.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
Unless it is for an essential need such as groceries, carry out food from restaurants and prescriptions, stay home escpecially when sick.
Stay away from people who are sick.
Practice “social distancing” by maintaining six feet of separation between you and other people.
Avoid gatherings.
For more information, and the latest updates listen to the Voice of Paradise, and check with our social media platforms. For information on Coronavirus, visit the Alabama Public Health website and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. We are all in this together!

Gulf Shores to offer “grab n go” lunches and internet hotspots for students. Click HERE for all the details!


Mayor Tony Kennon and the City of Orange Beach stand ready to assist residents who are most at risk during the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

The city is organizing police, fire, logistics, and other city staff and volunteers to help senior adults who are homebound, immunocompromised, or are limited due to chronic health problems, such as COPD and cardiovascular disease.

City staff and volunteers will be able to run errands, get groceries, pick up prescriptions and any other necessities. We can help coordinate and address medical needs through local physicians.

The city will be working with restaurants and other vendors to provide meals and other services, where possible.

The mayor’s office maintains a list of high-risk individuals who city staff and first-responders check on and can assist. If you or someone you know is in need, please reach out to Mayor Kennon’s office at 251-981-6810 – that’s 2-5-1 9-8-1 6-8-1-0 – or email his secretary Holly Bryant at hbryant@orangebeachal.gov.

Mayor Tony Kennon said the city takes care of family and “in Orange Beach, we are all family.”

It’s time once again to vote for the best of Paradise! The 2020 Sunny 105 People’s Choice Award Ballots are ready to be picked up at the following locations: Desoto’s Seafood Kitchen/GNG Plumbing and Hardware/ Cotton’s Seafood Steaks and Spirits/Merle Norman/ W & W Flooring and Design/Sweet Repeats/Duck’s Diner/Island Discount Tire/O’Choppers Almost Irish Pub/McCarron Insurance/Papa Rocco’s/Woodson’s Barge-N Chevron/9 Round/The Keg/Tacky Jack’s/St. Charles Place/Margarita Loca/Sportsman Marina/Sunset Cork Room/Island Granite/Gourmet World Market/Shipwreck Shelley’s. Pick up a ballot and fill it out! Tell us your favorite things in Paradise with the 20th annual Sunny People’s Choice Awards! Last year’s winners posted below.

2019 Winners