COVID-19 Resource Center

The Town is continuing to monitor COVID-19 in our community. Resources are provided here.

 

Positive Cases Statistics as of August 2:
Statewide –  91,257 | Charleston County – 11,579
Detailed stats available here 

Prevention Measures 

To control the spread of this disease, we must continue to practice the recommended guidelines issued by DHEC and the CDC.

  • Maintain social distancing remaining at least six feet away from other people.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Use cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Click here to learn how you can create one from common materials found in your home.

Medical Notice

Older adults who have underlying chronic medical conditions are at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19 and should contact their healthcare provider early, even if they are experiencing mild symptoms.

If you develop any of the symptoms associated with the virus (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell) or have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, call your primary care physician first or use these virtual care services:

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Use code COVID19 when you log in.

Roper St. Francis Healthcare

Fetter Health Care Network

 

Beach Patrol COVID-19 Practices:

In addition to following universal precautions on all medical calls, beach patrol professionals are practicing the following procedures in light of COVID-19:

  • Increased cleaning of surfaces with which fellow lifeguards and the public come in contact.
  • Increased practice of personal hygiene, including regular hand washing. If access to running water is limited, hand sanitizer will be used and is provided in each patrol truck.
  • Wearing a face covering when in a situation where social distancing is difficult. As advised by the CDC, masks are suggested in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. The beach is typically an environment where social distancing is not difficult, but all employees have been issued reusable facial buffs to use if necessary.
  •  Wearing a face covering for medical calls and providing the patient a disposable face mask during treatment. For patients with medical complaint symptoms consistent with or suggestive of COVID-19, employees wear a medical face shield instead of a face covering or buff.
  • Limiting the number of responders to medical calls to the minimum number necessary to address the patient’s need.

The Kiawah Island Beach Patrol is a member of the United States Lifesaving Association, the professional association responsible for setting national lifesaving standards for open water rescue and beach lifeguards. The USLA works to reduce the incidence of death and injury in the aquatic environment through public education, national lifeguard standards, training programs, promotion of high levels of lifeguard readiness, and other means.

Additional Contacts & Resources

  • KICA Security 843-768-5566
  • Beach Patrol 843-518-2880
  • Violation 24-hr Hotline (Code Enforcement) 843-259-2137
  • Charleston County Citizens Information Line 843-746-3900
  • SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) Care Line 855-472-3432
  • FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control Website
  • Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy 843-724-1212
  • Charleston County Sheriff’s Office Non-Emergency 843-202-1700
  • Smart911 Safety Profile