Town of Seabrook Island Issues Sixth Public Advisory on COVID-19 (Coronavirus); State of Emergency Remains in Effect
03/20/2020 -- 8:00 pm
On Friday, March 20, 2020, officials from the Town of Seabrook Island participated on a countywide conference call which was convened by the Charleston County Emergency Management Department to discuss ongoing efforts related to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Representatives from various state and federal agencies, as well as regional healthcare providers, local municipalities and public service districts, also participated in the call. Key messages highlighted during the call included:
On Friday afternoon, Governor Henry McMaster directed agents with the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and local law enforcement agencies to “disperse crowds” gathered on state beaches to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The governor later tweeted that residents should “responsibly maintain social distance while enjoying our state’s beaches.” The Governor previously ordered the closure of all public schools; the cessation of all dine-in activities at restaurants, bars and cafeterias; the closure of state offices to non-essential personnel; waivers on eligibility requirements for unemployment benefits; and restrictions on visitors to healthcare and nursing facilities.
At 4:00 pm on Friday, Seabrook Island Town Hall was closed indefinitely. Beginning on Monday, March 23rd, town staff will be working remotely to provide “virtual services” to residents and business owners. For assistance during normal operating hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm), please contact us by phone at (843) 768-9121 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The town’s code enforcement officers will remain active on the island as long as it is safe for them to do so, and Beach Patrol activities will commence on April 1st, as scheduled.
Harris Teeter at Freshfields has announced that they will begin offering designated hours for individuals 60+ years of age. The designated “senior hours” will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 am to 7:00 am. In an effort to reduce overcrowding and avoid long lines at the store, Harris Teeter has also requested that guests, particularly rental guests, send only one individual per family, party or household to do the grocery shopping at any one time.
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:
Property Owners with rental guests should forward this notice to their rental guests.
Charleston County COVID-19 Updates
Governor McMaster’s Executive Orders