To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Savannah’s Waterfront has accepted the challenge from the City of Savannah to ensure these operational protocols:
- Require and encourage the use of face coverings by staff and customers.
- Reduce occupancy in common spaces, to ensure compliance with CDC social distancing guidelines.
- Encourage customer hand sanitizing and handwashing, as available.
- Clean and disinfect high touch surfaces frequently, per the CDC and FDA.
- Enhance employee protocols including increased regular handwashing, sanitization efforts, and social distancing.
- Abide by all orders and directives issued by government and public health officials.
We ask you to take these precautions for the well-being of yourself, your fellow travelers and for the employees of Savannah’s Waterfront businesses who are here to welcome you.
- Frequently wash and sanitize hands
- Cover coughs and sneezes with tissue or sleeve
- Use face coverings while in public – Savannah and Chatham County have mandatory mask ordinances
- Comply with the CDC’s Social Distancing Guidelines of staying at least 6 feet apart from others
- Abide by orders and directives issued by governmental and public health officials
- Stay at home if you develop symptoms
Chatham County Mask Mandate (effective August 1): Chatham County Board of Commission Chairman Al Scott issued a County-wide State of Emergency that orders all persons wear a mask or face covering in public spaces to include commercial establishments, public places, government buildings, and any time people gather in groups of 10 or more. Masks or face coverings are required to properly cover the nose and mouth.
City of Savannah Mask Mandate (effective June 30): Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, signed an emergency order requiring the public to wear masks or face coverings within the City of Savannah. The order will remain in effect until further notice.
Drinking and Eating (effective June 16): In restaurants and dining rooms, there is no longer a party maximum for the number of people who can sit together. There is no longer a limit on the number of patrons allowed per square foot. Workers at restaurants, dining rooms, banquet facilities, private event facilities, and private reception venues are only required to wear face coverings when they are interacting with patrons. In a bar, now you can have fifty people – up from twenty-five – or thirty-five percent of total listed fire capacity, whichever is greater. For salad bars and buffets, a worker can use cafeteria-style service to serve patrons or the establishment can provide hand sanitizer, install a sneeze guard, enforce social distancing, and regularly replace shared utensils to allow patron self-service.
For more information please see Visit Savannah’s website.