Cancelations, Closures, and Postponements

This page will be providing updated information on closures, cancelations and postponements for events, businesses and the beach itself.

Here is a list of businesses and their current operational status compiled by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber.

Here is a list of businesses and their current operational status compiled by the Fort Myers Chamber.

Please note that circumstances can change quickly and without notice so please contact the businesses on these spreadsheets directly for the most updated information.

If you are a local business please take FGCU’s Regional Economic Research Institute’s Survey.

NOTICE: The Town of Fort Myers Beach has declared a state of emergency from 6 P.M. March 19, 2020 until further notice. All beaches and beach accesses in the Town of Fort Myers Beach are closed. No persons or activities are permitted on the beach and within the EC zoning district of the Town (generally seaward of the Coastal Construction Control Line). The beach is defined as the area of sand along the Gulf of Mexico that extends landwards from the mean low-water line to the place where there is. a marked change in material or physiographic form or to the line of permanent vegetation within the territorial boundaries of the Town of Fort Myers Beach from Bowditch Point to San Carlos Point. For more information please read the Town declaration and listen to audio of the Town Council meeting held on March 19th.

Town Hall lobby and offices are closed to the public until further notice. Town operations are continuing by phone or email. Call (239) 765-0202 Monday – Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM for assistance. If you have a matter that can only be handled in person, call ahead for concurrence; otherwise you may be turned away. We appreciate your cooperation.

MESSAGE FROM FMB MAYOR ANITA CERECEDA:If you are considering coming to Fort Myers Beach for vacation or recreation, we respectfully ask you to stay home. Normally, we welcome visitors and part-time residents to Fort Myers Beach, but during this COVID-19 pandemic, we have no alternative but to put our residents’ health and safety first. If you are a visitor already here, we urge you to return home as quickly as possible. In the interim, please follow the CDC social distancing guidelines and local regulations on closures, etc. If you are not already here, please stay home to increase the likelihood you don’t catch or spread coronavirus. Many of our short term rental agencies have already acted swiftly to limit visitors to the island. If you are a hotelier or landlord with vacation rental property, though we realize this is entirely your decision, please consider doing the same. Due to local, state and federal restrictions, our bars are closed, dine-in restaurants are closed, the beach is closed and public facilities are severely restricted. To be direct, our resources are limited. We will proudly announce when FMBeach re opens and we will welcome all with open arms. Until then, please help us to triumph over coronavirus as quickly as possible by staying home. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Lee County will also be closing all of its Fort Myers Beach Properties on March 19, 2020 at 6 P.M. These properties are Bowditch Point Park, Crescent Beach Family Park, Fort Myers Beach Pier, Lynn Hall Memorial Beach Park and Matanzas Pass Preserve.

The county is also suspending LeeTran beach trolley and tram service effective 6 p.m. Thursday March 19, 2020.

The Lee County Clerk of Court has made some changes to their services. Click here for more information.

It is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for social distancing be followed; this includes separating by six feet and not gathering in groups over 10. For more information visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

Gov. Ron DeSantis has ordered all restaurants in Florida to eliminate dine-in service, and continue with take-out or delivery only. The order was issued today, March 20, and is effective immediately. Please visit: https://www.flgov.com/2020-executive-orders/

Please also take a moment to view this message from the FMB Fire Department.

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Here is a list of businesses and their current operational status compiled by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber.

Here is a list of businesses and their current operational status compiled by the Fort Myers Chamber.

Please note that circumstances can change quickly and without notice so please contact the businesses on these spreadsheets directly for the most updated information.

CANCELED OR POSTPONED EVENTS

FMB Chamber
March Business After Hours at Allan Development and Construction, scheduled for March 26: CANCELED
Business Referral Group Meeting, scheduled for April 1: CANCELED
Business Referral Group Social scheduled for April 21:CANCELED
April Coffee Connection at Indian Creek RV scheduled for April 2: CANCELED
April Luncheon at Shuckers at the Gulfshore Scheduled for April 9: CANCELED
April Business After Hours at Marina Village scheduled for April 16: CANCELED
Mini-Masters Scheduled for April 23:CANCELED and may be rescheduled

Broadway Palm Dinner Theater
Operations are suspended until April 9, 2020. If you have tickets during this timeframe, please click here.

SWFL Symphony
Masterworks 4 Concert scheduled for March 21, 2020: CANCELED

Shell Point Retirement Community
FGCU Wind Orchestra concert, March 19: CANCELED
Two-Dimensional Art Show and Sale, March 20-21: CANCELED
Peter Bergin concert, March 25: CANCELED
Jay Saccaro Medical Breakthroughs seminar, March 30: CANCELED

St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church
Shrimp Dinner scheduled for April 4: CANCELED

Friends of Lover’s Key
Yoga on the Beach Classes: CANCELED
Songwriters at Sunset Concert, April 2, 2020: CANCELED
Luau, April 9, 2020: CANCELED

Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts
Winter Concert Series featuring Back To Chicago: POSTPONED to May 14, 2020

Fort Myers Beach Art Association
All shows and classes canceled until further notice.

Mound House, Newton Park, community swimming pool and Bay Oaks Rec Center
All activities canceled until April 22, 2020.

Wild Ace Entertainment
Life is a Circus scheduled for April 11: CANCELED