News Release: 6/4/2020
On Monday, Santa Rosa County re-submitted a request to expand the guest reservations allowed in vacation rentals to the Florida Governor. The request involved allowing visitors to come to Santa Rosa County based on what County they reside in, rather than the state as a whole. This will give more flexibility to visitors from banned states.
We are pleased to announce that the revised plan was approved. Please see attached revised approved vacation rental plan.
Please utilize and become proficient with this tool to monitor guests requesting stays at your vacation rental property(s) or vacation rental business -
This website is an effective tool in identifying allowable guests areas. If the visitor is coming from a county with less than 1000 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 residents, you will be able to rent to those guest(s). If the guests comes from a county that is marked above 1000 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000; you will not be allowed to rent to that guest(s) yet.
I have attached step by step photos of how to use the website to search allowable counties within each state.
Step one - Click State tab, select state your guest(s) is coming from.
Step two - Hover over the state map, and each County (ask your guest what county in their state they reside in/coming from) As you hover over each county it will show you how many cases per 100,000. If the cases are less than 1,000 over 100,000 they are allowed to rent, if they are over 1,000 per 100,000 they are not allowed yet. (Most of the unallowable states show up in dark red on the map)
Also stated in our request to the Florida Governor that if anyone in the party comes from any of the hot spots per the Governor's Order, they will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Florida has a very broad Public Records Law. Virtually all written communications to or from Santa Rosa County Personnel are public records available to the public and media upon request. E-mail sent or received on the county system will be considered public and will only be withheld from disclosure if deemed confidential pursuant to State Law.