At Tuesday’s Collier Board of County Commissioners’ Emergency Board Meeting, the county commissioners voted 3-2 to adopt the Emergency/Executive Order which mandates that an owner, manager, employee, customer or patron of a business establishment “with a roof overhead” in unincorporated Collier County must wear a face covering while within that business establishment. This order very specifically does not encompass outdoor areas or activities such as beaches, berms, boardwalks, tennis courts, etc. There are other exceptions included in the ordinance. The full Executive Order can be found here.

While the Pelican Bay Foundation has already implemented many precautionary protocols, the Foundation will additionally incorporate the following requirements for our facilities/amenities:

  • Commons – If you must come to the Commons for Member or Guest Services, please wear a mask and stay 6 feet away from the staff member assisting you. (There is no access inside the Commons building.)
  • Tennis – Masks are required for patrons entering and for anyone inside the retail shops.
  • Community Center – Masks are required while entering and within the Community Center.
  • Fitness Center – Masks must be worn upon entering the Fitness Center and can be removed while working out.
  • Sandbar – Masks are required while entering or exiting the restaurant, until you get to your table, and if patrons get up from the table, i.e. to use the restroom.
  • Trams – Masks are required while on the trams.

The mask mandate for Pelican Bay will become effective at the start of business on Thursday, July 23rd. These rules are in effect until sunset at midnight on September 3rd, unless the Collier Board of County Commissioners determines that the order needs to be extended. At this time, the City of Naples, City of Marco Island and Everglades City are exempt and may opt in or out.

The Foundation will continue to inform members and guests on any new and updated developments which affect operations.