Travel Health & Safety Alert
On May 19, 2020 Franklin County received approval to permit the operation of vacation rentals in Franklin County pursuant to the provisions of Executive Order 20-123 as issued by Governor Ron DeSantis on May 15, 2020. Click here to read the approval letter from DBPR and Franklin County's Short Term Rental Plan.
The City of Apalachicola issued an Emergency Proclamation requiring face masks inside most buildings, effective July 2. Visit City of Apalachicola's website for more information.
Effective Friday, June 26, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is suspending on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide. Visit the Florida DBPR website for more information.
Franklin County Florida has been following updates and guidelines from the Florida Department of Health, Visit Florida and the Center for Disease Control in regards to COVID-19. At this time, Franklin County Tourist Development Council has suspended event marketing until further notice and will resume when the events are rescheduled. To our partners and businesses, we encourage you to continue to refer to the DOH and CDC as well as Visit Florida’s new website Florida Now for the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19. Visit Governor DeSantis' website for a list of all Florida executive orders.
For daily Franklin County COVID-19 updates from the Florida Department of Health text FRANKLINCV19 to 888777. Questions with this service call Florida Department of Health Franklin County at 850-653-2111. Visit Florida Department of Health's dashboard for detailed information on COVID-19.