Pledge to Protect
Franklin County is committed to creating a clean, safe and healthy environment for residents and visitors as we reopen our businesses and organizations following COVID-19 restrictions.
Coronavirus doesn’t take a vacation, but it does travel. Everyone is going to have to do their part to make sure that we minimize the spread of the virus moving forward. This means continuing to observe social distancing, wearing masks in places where social distancing is difficult, and following good hygiene practices. Most of all, be respectful and kind to others.
Local businesses listed below have taken the Pledge to Protect and are stepping up to protect others.
- Downtown Books and Purl
- St. George Lighthouse Association
- C-Quarters Marina
- The Old Carrabelle Hotel
- Oyster Radio WOYS 100.5 FM
- Coastal Edge Salon and Spa
- Carrabelle History Museum
- Cal Allen's Coastal Art Gallery
- Taylor's Building Supply
- Franklin County Tax Collector
- Fickling Vacation Rentals
- Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum
- Spirit of the River Yoga and Massage
- Shop by the Sea
- Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic
- Island Charters
- Betsy’s Sunflower Inc.
- George E. Weems Memorial Hospital
- Best Western Apalach Inn
- Christie's Cottage Living
- The Majestic Jewel of Apalachicola
- Apalachicola Airboat Excursions
- The Chowder House
- Sportsman's Lodge
- Apalachicola Sponge Company
- Butler Agency, LLC
- Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
- Franklin County - UF/IFAS Extension - University of Florida
- Davis Daycare Center Inc.
What is Pledge to Protect?
Adopted by the Franklin County Department of Health and the Tourist Development Council as a priority initiative, Pledge to Protect is a voluntary program in which Franklin County tourism businesses commit to clean and healthy standards for their guests and employees to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
By taking the Pledge to Protect, businesses are committing to:
- Proper Use of Personal Protective Equipment
- Routine Cleaning and Disinfecting of Surfaces and Equipment
- Practicing Social Distancing and Minimized Contact
- Enforcing Any Sick Employees to Stay Home
I'm a hospitality business owner in Franklin County. How do I take the Pledge to Protect?
Take the Pledge to Protect by emailing your interest to FranklinCHD@flhealth.gov. This page will be updated with new businesses every Thursday afternoon.
How will customers know that I've taken the Pledge to Protect?
In addition to being listed on this page and receiving free advertising as a participating hospitality business, you will receive free items (while supplies last) to indicate to customers that you have taken this extra step to ensure the safety and well being of guests and employees
The City of Apalachicola, City of Carrabelle, Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce and Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce urge local businesses to take the Pledge to Protect!