South Padre Island issues a disaster declaration

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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All special events permits will be rescinded effective at 7 p.m. Monday and any activity after the 7 p.m. deadline will be in direct violation of city orders.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.


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