Town of Seabrook Island Issues Fifth Public Advisory on COVID-19 (Coronavirus); State of Emergency Now in Effect
March 17, 2020 -- 8:00 pm
To protect the public health, safety and welfare of residents and visitors, Mayor John Gregg has declared the existence of a State of Emergency within the Town of Seabrook Island as a result of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The declaration was effective at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and will remain in effect until repealed by the Mayor or a majority of Town Council members.
In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and consistent with the recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Mayor and Council of the Town of Seabrook Island have implemented the following emergency measures:
At this time, the town’s State of Emergency has NOT impacted the following activities; however, residents and visitors are strongly advised to heed the recommendations of state and federal agencies:
Seabrook Island remains subject to both the National Emergency and statewide State of Emergency declarations which were issued by President Donald Trump and Governor Henry McMaster, respectively, on Friday, March 13, 2020. By executive order, the following restrictions are now in effect on a statewide basis:
To minimize the risk of exposure and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the CDC recommends that individuals take the following precautions:
For general questions about COVID-19, please contact the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) Care Line at (855) 472-3432. Staff will be available to answer calls from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm seven days a week.
For the most reliable information about COVID-19, including what to do if you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms, residents are strongly encouraged to visit official resources, including the SCDHEC and CDC websites.
Official updates from the Town of Seabrook Island will continue to be posted on the following channels as new information becomes available:
Property Owners with rental guests should forward this notice to their rental guests.
State of Emergency Declaration: Issued March 17, 2020 (PDF)