New Update From General Manager, Peter Sewall

16 June 2020

Good Day Friends,

Earlier this afternoon, Governor DeSantis registered Emergency Order 2020-09 with the Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR) which rolls back some of the activity permitted in Phase 2 of his “Smart. Safe. Step by step.” plan toward recovery. I have reviewed the two-page filing which can be found by clicking here.

These changes have been implemented with immediate effect:

  1. Cheeks may continue to offer alcoholic beverages for purchase, however such beverages may not be consumed on the premises (which includes the Cheeks dining room and the Cheeks Terrace). Alcoholic beverages may be consumed pool side, or may be taken as a carryout item to your lot, room or residence. There are no changes prohibiting alcohol consumption throughout the rest of the park. Bar top seating at Cheeks will not be available.

  2. Cheeks will continue to offer three meals every day and will continue to offer delivery/take away service.

  3. Hours of operation for Cheeks will coincide with our food service hours: 8am – 8pm Sunday through Thursday, 8am – 9pm on Friday and Saturday.

In reinforcing a few statements from a previous communique, senior citizens and individuals with a significant underlying medical condition are strongly encouraged to avoid crowds and take measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Additionally, while Florida does not have a state-wide ordinance requiring face coverings, most counties do. Osceola County (our county) is one of them. Osceola County Executive Order 5 which can be found by clicking here, was made effective on April 13, 2020 at 12:01am and calls for every person working, living, visiting, or doing business in Osceola County to wear a cloth facial covering consistent with the current CDC guidelines. All front of house Cypress Cove staff are required to wear face coverings; those who work outdoors or independently must have one “at the ready” meaning in their pocket or easily accessible in a nearby cart.

For guests, patrons, and residents, face coverings are required for entry into all buildings at Cypress Cove Nudist Resort. For example, today you will find a face covering poster near the gym entrance. Please wear one while not engaged in exercise, but please don’t attempt that 5 mile treadmill workout with a covered nose and mouth. Wear your mask responsibly. Consider this graphic:

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Parrothead – 2020

Our famed Parrothead celebration turns 25 this year! Whether you’ve only just heard about it or endeavored to attend one of our Parrothead parties, it’s truly an amazing weekend “packed full to the gills” with everything you’ve known and loved about island life… music, madness, games, comradery and down-home fun. This event takes a “volcano” sized effort to coordinate and pull off every year and we’re proud of our Naked Parrothead following.

With a milestone celebration looming in the wake of a global pandemic, we’ve had to make a very difficult decision this year. We’re hitting the pause button on number 25.

Today’s announcement from Governor DeSantis only aided in our decision to cancel Parrothead 2020. We realize our patrons must commit to travel plans well in advance of our late July event. Though we’ve been closely monitoring the COVID-19 climate, we don’t believe substantial improvement is likely over the next 30 days. As such, the last thing we want is to tarnish the event’s reputation by putting on an event at half-step, much less run the risk of contributing to further spread. That’s certainly no way to honor number 25!

Nobody can tell what the future holds, but you can bet our 25th year Parrothead celebration will be a big one. After this year, we deserve it!

Fins up!


Peter Sewall
General Manager,
Cypress Cove Nudist Resort