Tybee Island Mayor Shirley Sessions signed an emergency directive today closing Tybee Island Beaches and parking lots as well as banning the public consumption of alcohol citywide. The order took effect Friday, March 20, at 9 a.m. The emergency directive also directs city staff to contact Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), Department of Transportation and all other appropriate authorities to authorize and assist in closing or restricting traffic on Highway 80. However Highway 80 remains open at this time. To read the Emergency Directive click here.