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Current COVID-19 Status

We are so appreciative of our valued guests and wanted to take a moment to explain what you can expect, given the current situation with COVID-19.

We are continuing to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and state/county health department recommendations regarding COVID-19, including guidelines for cleaning and sanitation. We are maintaining our enhanced cleaning processes and working with vendor and industry partners to ensure compliance with any changes in protocols.

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The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners passed an emergency ordinance requiring that citizens wear face coverings in most indoor public places, and restaurants and bars to implement new safety and anti-crowding measures.

The countywide ordinance takes effect Wednesday, June 24, at 5 p.m., and will remain in effect through the duration of Pinellas County’s State of Local Emergency. The Board extended that declaration through July 3 and can continue to renew it on a weekly basis.

The ordinance defines a face covering as a material that covers the nose and mouth and remains affixed or a face shield. A cloth face covering, or mask, may be factory-made or sewn by hand and can be improvised from clothing or other household fabric items.

Requirements:

  • Citizens must wear a face covering while in most indoor public places within Pinellas County, although the Board provided several exceptions. Among them:
    • The mandate cannot conflict with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    • It does not apply if a person is strictly adhering to social distancing and there are 10 or fewer people in the location who are also maintaining social distancing.
    • It does not apply to governmental entities such as schools, courthouses or city halls, although those entities are encouraged to develop procedures to protect employees and the public.
    • If a person is under age 18, that person’s use of a face covering is left to the discretion of that person’s parent, guardian or an accompanying adult.
    • Religious rituals such as various forms of singing are permitted provided that social distancing is strictly maintained. 
    • Exercising while social distancing, such as in a gym, is permitted without a face covering. 
  • Restaurant and bar staff must wear a face covering while on duty and while directly or indirectly preparing food or beverage, or serving food or beverage, or having customer contact, regardless of where the food or beverage is being prepared or whether the customers are inside or outside. Customers can remove their face coverings while dining or consuming a beverage when seated and social distancing. 
  • Restaurants and bars must position chairs and tables so that parties of one or more are separated by six feet and patrons are not standing at the bar or congregating in any area. 
  • Retail employees must wear face coverings unless working in an area of the business that is not open to the customers and has social distancing measures in place.

Enforcement from the County will be diligent and all businesses have been asked to enforce this new ordinance diligently as well. In the best interest of fellow guests, our employee partners and yourself, we kindly ask for your cooperation in adhering to the (and all prior) ordinance. We recommend that you have your mask with you at all times to ensure we are able to continue serving.

We realize these are unprecedented times, but we are very excited to have you as our guest. Our team is prepared, confident and trained to provide you with the same “Just Let Go” experience that you have known to love all in a safe way. The good news is the majority of our beautiful 31+ acres is outdoor space. Our award winning beach is one of the most spacious you will find and all cabanas are distanced accordingly.

Frequently Asked Questions

While state and county mandates continue to change regularly, below are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that we thought might be helpful to you:

Is TradeWinds Island Resorts open for business?

Yes! TradeWinds Island Grand has remained open and operating within the guidelines of state/county restrictions. RumFish Beach Resort will also reopen on June 29th.

Is the beach open and accessible?

Yes! TradeWinds’ beaches are considered private and have remained open. Effective May 4th, Pinellas County opened public beaches (including St. Pete Beach). Social distancing guidelines remain in place, as do limitations on gatherings.

Can I get a beach cabana?

Yes! Cabana service is available. Beach Cabanas are available from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Is the High-Tide Slide open?

Yes! We are pleased to inform that our very popular water-slide is open daily from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Are the swimming pools open?

Yes! All pools are open and operating without any restrictions!

Are the hot tubs open?

Yes! Hot tubs have opened, but as a precaution (and in an effort to meet our 6 ft. distance requirement), we are limiting both hot tubs to maximum of (4) people at any given time. We appreciate our guests cooperation in this matter to ensure we are able to keep them open and operational.

Are the restaurants and bars open?

Yes! Salty’s Tiki Bar and Beach Lounge, Flying Bridge Restaurant, Bermudas (breakfast), The Deli, Awakenings Lobby Bar and Pizza Hut are currently open! RumFish Grill reopens on June 24th and Palm Court Italian Grill will also reopen effective July 3rd.

Are pool towels available?

Yes! Pool towels are at the Adventure Center from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. daily. Just show your wristband and our attendant will get you all set-up!

Is the Fitness Center open?

Yes! The Fitness Center, located at Island Grand, is open daily from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Are paddleboats available?

Yes! Paddleboats are available from 11:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily.

Are there any watersports available?

Yes! Effective May 15th, we will have stand-up paddleboards available for rent as well as our floating cabanas! Our watersports partners (SunSports & Adventure Cruises) will also be offering jet-ski rentals, banana boat rides, parasailing, dolphin/sunset cruises and more!

What other activities are currently available?

Tennis courts, volleyball and mini golf are all open for business! We also have our poolside Adventure Center open which is equipped with retail items such as pool toys, sunscreen etc. Dive-In-Movies, Beaker’s Poolside Bash, Corn Hole tournaments and more are also back up and running. Daily poolside crafts are offered from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

What offerings are closed?

Gulfside Grill restaurant and The SandBar remain closed for the time being. Body Works spa/salon and most children’s programs remain closed. Room Service is temporarily suspended.

Do you offer housekeeping service?

In order to best protect our guests and employees, housekeeping service is only provided at check-out. We will service rooms for stays of 4 or more nights by request only.

Can I purchase a day pass?

Day passes are not currently available. Due to the recent restrictions, all resort amenities/access is for the exclusive use of our registered guests.

Thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any member of our staff for assistance.

Warm Regards,

Travis Johnson
Hotel Manager

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