2021 Tide Tables are now available at Seabrook Island Town Hall (2001 Seabrook Island Road) and the SIPOA Office (1202 Landfall Way). Residents may stop by either location during regular business hours to pick up a free copy.
The 2021 Tide Tables may also viewed online at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) Website or by clicking the photo below.
The 2021 Tide Tables are provided free of charge by SCDHEC’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM).
SC Residents aged 70 and older may begin scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments on Wed. January 13th
Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced that beginning Wed. January 13th, any South Carolina resident aged 70 and older, regardless of health status or pre-existing conditions, can begin scheduling their appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine.
Based on COVID-19 vaccine data — doses received, administered, and appointments scheduled — South Carolina officials are confident the majority of people in Phase 1a who want to be vaccinated have either received their shots or have scheduled appointments to do so. There are currently 146,500 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in the state, with 82,266 total doses already administered (a 56% utilization rate) plus 94,926 appointments scheduled by Phase 1a individuals to receive their vaccine over the next several weeks.
Additional steps to expedite access to additional South Carolinians will be made based on the use of the vaccine, the number of appointments made, and information on vaccine supply.
“Because we’ve seen a dramatic acceleration in vaccine usage and appointments in the last week, we have decided to speed things up again,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “We know that those 70 and older are at the greatest risk of dying from COVID-19. Making sure they have expedited access to the vaccine will help save lives.”
“While COVID-19 vaccine is currently limited in South Carolina, like it is in all states, our providers continue to receive ongoing weekly shipments of vaccine from the federal government,” said Dr. Brannon Traxler, DHEC Interim Director of Public Health. “When evaluating supply versus demand and as the rate of vaccines coming into the state increases compared to the rate of appointments being scheduled, we believe it is appropriate to begin scheduling appointments for additional South Carolinians. Based on current data, the mortality rate from COVID-19 for those 70 and older in South Carolina is approximately 655 deaths per 100,000 individuals. For those under the age of 70, there are approximately 37 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 individuals. This is a staggering comparison and illustrates why vaccinating this population next is critically important in our mission to save lives.”
More than 67 percent of COVID-19 deaths in South Carolina have been among those 70 and older. It’s estimated there are roughly 627,800 South Carolinians aged 70 or older, with many already receiving their vaccine through other Phase 1a eligibility.
What to Know
As the worldwide pandemic and vaccine distribution continue to be quickly evolving situations, South Carolinians are reminded to stay updated by following trusted, verified sources for the latest information. DHEC continues to hold at least twice-weekly updates to our state’s media outlets as part of ongoing efforts to provide the most current information available. For the latest COVID-19 vaccine information, visit scdhec.gov/vaxfacts.
On Fri. December 18th, the town's paving contractor, Superior Blacktop Services, will be present on Seabrook Island Road to mill and repave the crosswalks in front of Town Hall and near the entrance to Bohicket Marina. The work is scheduled to begin at 8:00 am and will continue throughout the day.
At times, sections of Seabrook Island Road will be reduced to a single lane with alternating traffic. Motorists and pedestrians may experience minor delays while work is taking place. Please use caution when traveling on Seabrook Island Road when workers are present.
Town of Seabrook Island Issues Public Advisory #23 on COVID-19; Emergency Restrictions Extended through February 14, 2021
December 16, 2020 -- 12:00 pm
Emergency Ordinance Extended through February 14, 2021
During its monthly meeting on December 15th, Seabrook Island Town Council adopted Emergency Ordinance 2020-07, which repealed and replaced the provisions of Emergency Ordinance 2020-06, which was set to expire on December 22nd. Under the provisions of Emergency Ordinance 2020-07, the town:
Persons found guilty of violating the requirements of Emergency Ordinance 2020-07 are subject to fines ranging from $50.00 to $500.00 per violation, plus required statutory assessments. Businesses found guilty violating the ordinance shall be subject to fines ranging from $100.00 to $500.00 per violation, plus required assessments. In addition to fines, business establishments found guilty of violating the ordinance may also have their business license revoked or suspended. Each violation shall be treated as a separate offense.
The requirements of Emergency Ordinance 2020-07 were effective immediately upon adoption, and will remain in effect until February 14, 2021, unless repealed or extended by Town Council. A limited number of exceptions to the use of face coverings are provided in the ordinance, which may be viewed in its entirety by clicking here.
Alleged violations of the emergency ordinance may be reported to Seabrook Island Town Hall by phone at (843) 768-9121 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Care and Testing Resources
MUSC Health and Roper St. Francis continue to offer free virtual care screenings to individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. If you or a loved one are experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath or other symptoms of COVID-19, you are encouraged to speak with a provider and, if necessary, be referred for a COVID-19 test. Use the promo code "COVID19" when you log in.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control maintains a list of upcoming COVID-19 testing locations around the state, some of which are available at no cost and without a referral or appointment.
Protect Yourself and Others
To minimize the risk of exposure and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that individuals take the following precautions:
For general questions about COVID-19, please contact the 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:
Property owners and managers with rental guests should forward this information to their rental guests. Owners and managers of commercial establishments are also encouraged to share this information with their employees.
On Thurs. December 10th, Mayor John Gregg, members of Seabrook Island Town Council and town staff were on hand to welcome guests to Town Hall during our first ever Drive-Thru Christmas Party. Attendees were treated to sweet holiday treats from Wildflour Pastry, a drive-thru light display on the grounds of Town Hall and festive holiday music.
December 10th was also the last day to drop off a toy for our Toys for Tots toy drive. This year, thanks to your generosity, we collected a total of 6 full boxes of toys! The toys were delivered to the Toys for Tots office in Summerville on December 11th, where they will be distributed to children and families throughout the Charleston region.
If you didn't get a chance to see the Christmas lights at Town Hall during the Drive-Thru Christmas Party, they will remain on display until January 4th.
Merry Christmas from all of us at the Town of Seabrook Island!
Town of Seabrook Island to Host a Drive-Thru Christmas Party on December 10th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Please join us at Town Hall on Thurs. December 10th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm for our drive-thru Christmas Party! We'll have sweet holiday treats, a drive-thru light display and festive holiday music. Its also the last day to drop off a toy for our annual Toys for Tots toy drive. We hope to see you there!
Looking to get involved? The town is currently accepting applications for service on town boards, commissions and committees.
Are you interested in serving on a town board, commission or committee? The Mayor and Council are currently soliciting applications from citizen volunteers for appointment to the following bodies:
Accommodations Tax (ATAX) Advisory Committee
Board of Zoning Appeals
If you are interested in being considered for appointment, please submit a Volunteer Application Form using one of the options listed below:
Applications will be kept on file with the Town Clerk for a period of two years. If you have any questions about volunteering with the town, please contact us by phone at (843) 768-9121 or by email at email@example.com.
The Town of Seabrook Island values equity and inclusion and seeks to appoint board, commission and committee members that reflect the diversity of our community. The Town of Seabrook Island does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, age, race, color, national origin, religion, military/veteran status, or disability.
The Town of Seabrook Island will host a FREE public shredding event on Fri. October 23rd from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
The event will take place rain or shine in the parking lot adjacent to Seabrook Island Town Hall (2001 Seabrook Island Road).
Attendees will be limited to three boxes (copy paper box or smaller) or three bags (kitchen trash bag or smaller) per vehicle. There is no need to remove binders, binder clips, paper clips, staples, rubber bands, or CDs/DVDs prior to shredding.
** Please note that the following COVID-19 measures will be in place **
Shredding services will be provided by Shred360.
For more information, please call Town Hall at (843) 768-9121.
As of October 1, 2020, the town’s “off-peak” season rules pertaining to pets on the beach are now in effect. Pursuant to Section 32-44 of the Town Code, also known “Beach Rules for Pets Ordinance,” the beaches of Seabrook Island are divided into three zones. The requirements for each zone during the “off-peak” season are provided below:
Restricted Area (Red)
Limited Restriction Area (Yellow)
General Beach Area (Green)
As a reminder, when an animal is allowed to be off-leash, it must be effectively controlled by a competent person from: (a) entering any area on or adjacent to the beach in which a pet is prohibited; (b) destroying or damaging any property; (c) attacking or threatening to attack any person or any other animal or pet in any manner; or (d) being a nuisance to other beach goers.
When a pet is required to be on a leash, it must be restrained using a physical restraint made of cord, rope, strap, chain or other material effective for restraining the type and size of animal to which it is attached. In addition, the physical restraint must be no more than sixteen (16) feet in length, secured to the animal’s collar or harness, and continuously held by a competent person physically capable of restraining the animal. Animals under voice control, or under control of remotely operated devices (such as electronic collars), are considered to be “off leash.”
The beaches of Seabrook Island are actively patrolled by code enforcement officers employed by the town, as well as by designated personnel from the Seabrook Island Beach Patrol. Individuals who are found guilty of violating any ordinance of the town may be subject to fines up to $1,087.50 per offense (including court fees) upon conviction.
The town’s “off-peak” season rules will remain in effect until March 31, 2021.
Charleston County Mosquito Control has scheduled a spray truck for Zone "K2," which includes the Town of Seabrook Island. The treatment is scheduled to take place during the overnight hours beginning after 11:00 PM on Monday, September 7th, and will be completed prior to 7:00 AM on Tuesday, September 8th (weather permitting).
As a reminder, mosquito treatment requests may be submitted at any time through the town's website at https://www.townofseabrookisland.org/mosquito-control.html.
For more information about the Mosquito Control program, please visit Charleston County Mosquito Control.