South Padre Island issues a disaster declaration
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND - The city of South Padre Island announced Monday a Local State of Disaster for public health emergency due to COVID-19.
All special events permits will be rescinded effective at 7 p.m. Monday and any activity after the 7 p.m. deadline will be in direct violation of city orders.
Beach-goers are discouraged from gathering in large crowds and should follow recommendations from the CDC.
The following city facilities will be closed to the public:
- Community Center
- Visitor Center
- Multi-Modal Lobby
- Convention Centre
All city beach accesses and the causeway are open. Island businesses and restaurants are open as well.