Governor approves Santa Rosa’s plan to reopen more vacation rentals

Posted on June 4, 2020 by Staff reports

The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office is working with local bed tax collectors to move forward with the county’s approved plan to expand vacation rentals.

“We are pleased to announce that the revised plan was approved,” said Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Director Julie White in an email to local bed tax collectors on Thursday.

Santa Rosa County on Monday re-submitted a request to expand guest reservations allowed in vacation rentals to the Florida.

The updated safety plan continues to use a metric of coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents. However, that plan has been adjusted to review the data on county versus state level.

“This will give more flexibility to visitors from banned states,” said White. “If the visitor is coming from a county with less than 1000 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 residents, you will be able to rent to those guest(s). If the guests comes from a county that is marked above 1000 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000; you will not be allowed to rent to that guest(s) yet,” White specified.

Santa Rosa County is utilizing the following website as a tool to determine the COVID-19 rates per county: