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This page will be frequently updated with information received from restaurants, accommodations, services and attractions in the Greater Fort Myers area regarding their hours of operation, menus, and any changes to their usual schedules. If you would like your updates included, email We recommend calling the business you wish to visit to ensure they are open.  

Updated March 23, 2020, 11:29AM


Publix: Customers 65+ may shop during 7:00AM – 8:00AM Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Store hours 8:00AM – 8:00PM.

Winn Dixie: Seniors & high-risk customers only from 8:00AM – 9:00AM Monday through Friday. All stores closing at 8:00PM every day.

Whole Foods: Store hours 8:00AM – 8:00PM. Guests 60+ can start to shop at 7:00AM.


Visit for details on restaurants, breweries, etc.

Florida restaurants will move to take-out and delivery only as of the afternoon of Friday, March 20.

Gov. DeSantis issued an executive order closing all restaurant dining areas in response to the evolving COVID-19 impact across the state.


Visit for details on restaurants, breweries, etc.

Banks/Shopping/Spas/Salons/Other Services 

Achieva Credit Union: Branches are temporarily modifying their operations by focusing on delivering services via their drive-thrus and one-on-one appointments inside their branches. To schedule an appointment please visit Check their website for further updates.

Busey Bank: Branches will temporarily transition to drive-up services only. Visit for details.

Centennial Bank: Branches are temporarily serving clients with drive-thru only service and offering lobby transactions by appointment only.

CONRIC PR & Marketing: Offering free marketing and remote office setup consultations for businesses and nonprofits through May 1,2020, as time permits. To maintain the health of clients and staff, consultations are being conducted by phone or video conferencing. For more information, or to schedule a free consultation email or call 239-690-9840 ext. 1001.

CopyLady, Inc.: Open normal business hours, 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. They are continuing to make service calls. Team members will be observing the new personal space parameters, and are following health guidelines. 239-939-5383

Edison Mall: Updated temporary hours. Monday through Saturday 11am to 7pm, Sunday 12pm to 6pm. 239-939-5464

Fifth Third Bank: Branches are temporarily serving clients with drive-thru service, online banking, and mobile banking only. Lobby transactions will be by appointment only. Call your local branch.

Florida Weekly: Still operating and will continue to do so as long as regulations and staff permit. Business office is open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. They are offering COVID-19 assistance programs to businesses through PSA advertisements at reduced rates to inform the community on how your business is reacting to the disruption and any services you are offering to the community. Their digital business is fully operational. They are offering free consultations to partners impacted on e-commerce and online retailing solutions. 239-333-2135

Frank Jean, LMT: Continuing to offer massage therapy services. For appointments & information call Frank Jean, LMT at 239-247-0141.

Hemp Joi of Southwest Florida: Open regular hours. They are open to provide pain and anxiety relief to the fine citizens of Fort Myers and Southwest Florida until they are told to close. 239-676-0915

iBERIABANK: Branches are temporarily serving clients with drive-thru only service and offering lobby transactions by appointment only.

Lott & Gaylor Insurance: Open for business but have closed the front door to normal traffic. They will require all clients to first call to make an appointment and at that time they will determine if an office visit is required and if so confirm that they have no other clients scheduled to come in at the same time. 239-337-2221

M&M Multimedia: Open and helping clients update their social media, websites etc. with COVID-19 related alerts. They can help businesses with E-Learning Video Content & training employees since doing this in person is challenging at this time. 239-234-1734

Miromar Outlets: Special mall hours – Monday through Saturday 11am to 7pm, Sunday 12pm to 6pm. 239-948-3766

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank: All Sanibel Captiva Community Bank branch lobbies will close temporarily until further notice, however, they are still operational. They are accepting limited appointments for lobby service. To schedule a visit please call 239-472-6100. Check their website for further updates.

Sanibel Outlets: Special mall hours – 10am-6pm daily. Visit their website for a complete listing of their stores. 239-454-1974

Sol of Life Salt Cave: Remaining open to assist with respiratory relief and piece of mind. Visit their website for more information on how Halotherapy can help you. 239-318-4716

SPADA Salon & Day Spa: Open until advised otherwise. SPADA is continually sanitizing their salon, spa, and all public common areas throughout the day and evening hours. Sanitation stations are set-up throughout the salon and spa. If clients are under the weather, they are asked to call to reschedule appointments.  Call 239-482-1858 for all your Massage, Hair, Facial, and Nail needs. Or, buy a Gift Certificate online and support a local small business.

Stewart Title: Taking preventative measures in their offices to prepare for your closing including but not limited to: limiting closings to only individuals needed for the transaction, having hand soap and sanitizer available in all closing areas and restrooms, washing their hands before and after each closing interaction, disinfecting all closing areas after each closing, serving only prepackaged snacks and beverages, and giving each customer a new, never-before-used pen prior to signing. 239-489-2324

Stokes Marine, Inc.: Open and taking precautions with sanitization of their office and for their field team, and are diligently keeping up with all health updates.

Suncoast Credit Union: Branches are open with drive-thru service only until further notice.

Trader Rick’s: Fort Myers location temporarily closed. Sanibel Island monitoring each day – call ahead at 239-472-9194.

The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel

Lee County parks, beaches and facility closures 

Town of Fort Myers Beach closure information

City of Sanibel closure information

Travel alerts and advisories

County-owned beaches and the county-owned Fort Myers Beach Pier will close until further notice effective at 6:00PM on Thursday, March 19, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes beach parking lots, restrooms and county-owned beach access points. The county will coordinate enforcement with the appropriate enforcement agencies. The county is also suspending LeeTran beach trolley and tram service effective 6pm Thursday.

The county sites include:

Beach Parks
Bowditch Point Park, Causeway Islands, Little Hickory Island Beach Park, Matanzas Pass Preserve, Turner Beach Park, Bonita Beach Park, Bowman’s Beach Park, Crescent Beach Family Park, Lynn Hall Memorial Beach Park, San Carlos/Bunche Beach Preserve

Beach Accesses
Alison Hagerup Beach Park, Andy Rosse Lane paddlecraft launch, Boca Grande Beach Accesses, Bonita Beach Accesses, Dog Beach Park, Estero Islands Beach Access, Matanzas Bridge Fishing Pier

Bars & Nightclubs

Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered all bars and nightclubs to shut down at 5 p.m. on March 17, 2020 for the next 30 days, and required restaurants to cut their crowd capacity in half.

Activities/Destination Offers & Schedules 

Kitchen Social: Temporarily closed, but offering 20% off gift certificates for a limited time. To purchase, call Charlie Ragle between the hours of 9am-11pm. 239-560-4255

Offshore Sailing School: They’ve extended 20% savings on sailing and power catamaran courses at their four Florida resort locations for new 2020 bookings made by April 17, 2020. This promotion requires a resort stay, but for local residents and Chamber members, they are offering 10% savings on their most popular courses. For someone who wants to book a course, but has concerns right now, they’re offering a $2,500 credit certificate which guarantees 20% off a future course taken at a later date in 2020. These too must be purchased by April 17. Specific courses and location details — check their website for details.

Offshore Sailing School: They’re offering their 2-day and 5-day Learn to Sail courses on at private basis at 50% off the “No Lodging” rate for residents in Southwest Florida. Call 239-454-1700 for availability.

Offshore Sailing School: They’re launching a new KidsSail program at the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina on Fort Myers Beach. They are offering 3-hour private sailing lessons aboard their Colgate 26 sailboats. Check their website for details.

Pedego Electric Bikes Fort Myers : Open regular business hours. Closed Mondays, 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-3pm Sundays. 239-332-8080

Pure Florida: Open with limited occupancy to allow for plenty of space aboard their open-air vessels. Check or call 239-263-4949 to speak to a reservation team member about their schedule and availability.

The SKY Family YMCA: Offering all-day youth relief care for essential workers at 8 YMCA locations. Visit their website for more information. 239-275-9622

Activities/Destination Closings

Alliance for the Arts: all activities postponed or suspended for the immediate future. This includes the Fringe Fort Myers festival (postponed), the Artist Studio Tour (postponed), storyteller Bill Lepp (canceled), weekly GreenMarket (canceled), all March classes (canceled), indoor bluegrass shows (canceled March & April), Suessical Kids Spring Break Camp (canceled), rehearsals and performances of “Charlotte’s Web” and “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” (postponed).

Artis—Naples: Suspended all programming, performances, exhibitions and events through April 12.

Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum: closing March 17 and remaining closed until further notice. A limited number of staff will maintain the building’s operations and ensure the welfare of its animals.

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall: Suspended all performances through March 31.

The Barrel Room: Wednesday weekly concert with Chicago bluesman Frank Bang and Josh “The Pitbull of Blues” Rowand canceled through March.

BIG ARTS: Suspended the rest of its entertainment season.

Boston Red Sox: All remaining Spring Training games canceled.

Bowland & HeadPinz: Closing at 5:00PM on March 17 for a minimum of 14 days (tentative re-open on April 1).

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre: closed March 16 through April 9.

CannaFest: Postponed until further notice.

Center for the Arts Bonita Springs: all one-night events, performances and mini-workshops cancelled or postponed for the next two weeks.

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary: Closed through March 30.

Cultural Park Theater: Suspending season through week of April 8

Dave & Buster’s: Temporarily closed.

Firehouse Community Theatre in LaBelle: “Til Beth Do Us Part” production canceled.

Florida Everblades: Canceled the remainder of their season.

Florida Repertory Theatre: Closed until April 2.

Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples: Closed.

Gulf Coast Symphony: Activities suspended through May 1. Visit website for list of rescheduled performances and events.

Hammond Stadium: Closed until April 13

Historic School Houses in Estero Park: Closed until further notice

IMAG History & Science Center: temporarily closed its building and suspended all on-site camps, meetings, events and programs until further notice; includes fundraiser, An Evening in Havana.

jetBlue Stadium: Closed until April 13

Laboratory Theater of Florida: Operations suspended immediately; performances to be rescheduled.

Lehigh Acres Senior Center: Closed until April 13

Madisen’s Match: Canceled

Minnesota Twins: All remaining Spring Training games canceled.

The Naples Players: “Bye Bye Birdie” postponed. Other performances decided on a week-by-week basis.

Naples Zoo: Closed through March 31 “at a minimum.”

New Phoenix Theatre: Closed until May 28.

Railroad Museum at Lakes Park: Closed until further notice.

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center: Closed until mid-May and all events are cancelled or postponed until next fall. 239-333-1933

Sun Splash Waterpark: Closed until further notice.

United Arts Council of Collier County: office closed for two weeks with staff working remotely.

Universal Orlando Resort: Closed through March 31

Walt Disney World Resort: Closed through March 31

Yacht Club Pool in Cape Coral: Closed as of March 16

A list by date of Southwest Florida events that are postponed or canceled can be found here.