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City of Destin

Posted on: March 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City of Destin Takes Action in Response to COVID-19


Destin, FL. – This morning, the Destin City Council voted to close all beaches within the City limits of Destin. This will go into effect March 21, 2020 through April 30, 2020. Due to the apparent ability of the virus to spread rapidly among humans, COVID-19 presents a clear threat to the health, safety, and welfare of our Destin residents and visitors. The City has suspended all activities at the following facilities:

Destin Community Center

Morgan Sports Center

Buck Destin Senior Center

Destin Library

Beginning Monday, March 23rd, 2020, the lobbies of City Hall, the City Hall Annex and Public Services Complex will be closed to the public. However municipal services provided at these facilities will remain available to the public via phone and online. Limited in-person meetings are available at the discretion of City staff and by appointment only. Future City Council meetings shall continue to meet at its regularly scheduled times and will continue to be livestreamed.

As information evolves regarding COVID-19 city officials will provide updates across all city social media platforms and website ( We encourage everyone to monitor credible sources and information can be found at For health-related questions the public should call DOH – Okaloosa at 850-344-0566 Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST. The state’s call center is 1-866-779-6121 and is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week or email

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