March 19, 2020
COVID-19 Update #6
The number of cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina has increased, and more cases are expected. Four cases have been confirmed in Charleston County. There are no confirmed or suspected cases on Kiawah or Seabrook at this time.
The Town continues to stress the importance of following guidance from local public health experts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Individual residents remain the best defense against the disease by following the recommended personal hygiene and social distancing guidelines urged by DHEC and CDC.
Governor McMaster has ordered all restaurants in the state to suspend dine-in services. The technical requirements regarding this suspension include outdoor seating. As such, residents may see establishments restricting the use of outdoor seating at their facilities. The details of the executive order can be found here.
Information released earlier regarding the Town’s Declaration of Emergency and modified operations is available here. Information regarding the Resort’s grocery delivery service and local restaurants offering to-go menu service can be found here.
The Kiawah Emergency Management Committee will participate tomorrow in the Tri-County conference call with the Charleston County Emergency Management Department regarding the impact of Coronavirus/COVID-19.
Residents can expect daily communication from the Town by 4 p.m. If there is breaking news, we will release that information before our scheduled communication. You can expect updates via our website, email notifications or social media. All updates will be posted on www.kiawahisland.org/latestnews.