COVID-19 Resources

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Update April 1:

New Executive Order "Safer at Home" issued by the Governor of Florida in effect through April 30, 2020

"Senior citizens and individuals with a significant underlying medical condition (such as chronic lung disease, moderate-to-severe asthma, serious heart conditions, immunocompromised status, cancer, diabetes, severe obesity, renal failure and liver disease) shall stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19."

Read the full Executive Order here

Update March 30:

New Executive Order issued by the Governor of Florida affecting Vacation Rentals (such as VRBO, Airbnb, etc.)

"I hearby order all parties engaged in rental of vacation rental properties, as defined in section 509.242(1)(c), Florida Statutes, to suspend vacation rental operations. Vacation rentals are prohibited from making new reservations or bookings and shall not accept new guests for check-in for the duration of this order." 

Read the full Executive Order here

Update March 25:

New Executive Order issued by the Governor of Florida:

"I hereby direct the State Surgeon General and State Health Office to issue a public health advisory to all persons over 65 years of age, urging them to say home and to take such other measures as necessary to limit their risk of exposure to COVID-19." 

Read the full Executive Order here

Update March 24:

1. New order of 14-day isolation/quarantine when entering the State of Florida
New Executive Order from Governor of Florida states "all persons whose point of departure originates from outside State of Florida in an area with substantial community spread, to include the New York Tri-State Area (Connecticut, New Jersey and New York), and entering the State of Florida through airports to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into the State of Florida or the duration of the person's present in the Satet of Florida, whichever is shorter". 

Read the full Executive Order here

2. Extension of State of Local Emergency in Volusia County
"The effects of COVID-19 continue to pose a serious threat to the health, safery, and welfare of the residents of Volusia County and that an extension of a State of Local Emergency is declared, effective immediately throughout Volusia County, Florida. The Declaration of State of Local Emergency is hereby extended effective as of 5:00 p.m., March 24, 2020 for a period of seven (7) days to 4:59 p.m., March 31, 2020". 

Read the full Executive Order here

Update March 23:

Beach Safety Update: Volusia County vehicular access ramps will remain closed through Thursday, March 26th. Off-beach parking lots remain open. This will serve as a measure of crowd control. These actions will provide Volusia County Beach Safety staff the ability to manage beachgoers and maintain safety by enforcing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Beachgoers must continue to observe the enhanced guidelines put in place by Governor DeSantis. Rules include limiting groups to ten people or less and maintaining a 6-foot distance from all other groups.

Emergency Declarations and Press Releases released by March 20:


March 20- #2020-71 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Alcohol Sales, Restaurants, and Gyms

March 17- #2020-68 Executive Order re: Emergency Management- COVID-19 regarding bars, beaches and restaurants


City of New Smyrna Beach Website:




New Smyrna Beach Travel Awareness

As the official destination marketing organization for Southeast Volusia County, the New Smyrna Beach Area Visitors Bureau’s top priority is the health and well-being of our residents, visitors and communities. 

The New Smyrna Beach Area Visitors Bureau is actively monitoring COVID-19 reports from the CDC and Florida Department of Health and will pass pertinent information along to travelers as needed.  Neither the Center for Disease Control nor the State of Florida, have declared any kind of domestic travel advisories. 

We understand that many people still want to travel and escape to New Smyrna Beach during this time. It's important that when doing so, you are safe and responsible, following the suggestions put forth from health experts.  Here is specific information from the CDC regarding travel. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. As a reminder, the Department of Health always recommends everyday preventive actions to help impede the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick;
  • Staying home when you are sick;
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then disposing of the tissue;
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing;
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty, and;
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

We encourage you to refer to the CDC for the most up-to-date travel information.

Frequently Asked Questions About Travel to the New Smyrna Beach Area During COVID-19

  • Are the beaches open? Yes, they are currently open, but this could change.
  • Will hotels/accommodations/vacation rentals be closing? They are still open, but this could change. Please contact the accommodation directly.
  • Will I get a refund for travel if hotels and/or the beaches close? Contact the hotel you're booked at for specific refund information.
  • Are restaurants still open? No, all dining at restaurants has been prohibited at this time. However, many restaurants are offering takeout and delivery options.  
  • Are bars and nightclubs still open? No. Beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, all bars and nightclubs have been ordered to close by Governor Ron DeSantis for 30 days.

Contact Our Team

Please don't hesitate to contact our team at the New Smyrna Beach Visitors Bureau directly via phone: (800) 541-9621 or message us on Facebook if you have any concerns or questions.

You may also find the latest local information via the contact numbers below:

Volusia County’s COVID-19

Florida Department of Health
COVID-19 Call Center
Phone: 866-779-6121