July 30, 2021 -- 2:00 pm
Based on emerging evidence regarding the COVID-19 “Delta” variant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that all persons, including those who are fully vaccinated, wear a mask or face covering in public indoor settings in areas with “substantial” or “high” rates of community transmission. According to CDC data, Charleston County currently has a “substantial” rate of transmission and is one of 41 counties in the State of South Carolina with a transmission rate of “substantial” or “high.”
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) has adopted the CDC’s updated guidance and is now recommending that all South Carolinians, including those who are fully vaccinated, wear their masks when indoors and in public settings in areas with “substantial” and “high” rates of transmission.
Based on state and federal recommendations, all visitors and staff, including those who are fully vaccinated, will be required to wear a mask or face covering while conducting business inside Seabrook Island Town Hall beginning on Monday, August 2nd.
As of this week, the town has resumed holding in-person meetings of Seabrook Island Town Council, as well as all town boards, commissions and committees. While the town does not currently plan to return to virtual meetings at this time, we will continue to monitor this situation and may adjust these plans if necessary. All individuals attending a public meeting at Town Hall will be required to wear a mask or face covering while inside the building. Residents and property owners may continue to participate in all public meetings virtually via the Zoom meeting platform. Town meetings will also be broadcast live and on-demand on the Town of Seabrook Island YouTube Channel.
For more information, please contact Town Hall by phone at (843) 768-9121 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.