All South Carolinians Aged 12 and Older are Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has announced that all versions of the COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. Any South Carolina resident aged 12 or older can schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. See detailed information below:
- The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines require two shots, 21- and 28-days apart respectively. Don’t leave your first appointment without knowing when and where you’ll get your second shot.
- The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine requires a single shot.
- *The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is approved for those 12 and older. Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines are approved for 18 and up.
Town Council Rescinds Ordinance Restrictions & Protocols Regarding COVID-19
On May 12, 2021, Town Council discussed Governor McMaster’s recent Executive Order and ultimately rescinded both ordinances that placed emergency restrictions regarding COVID-19 within the Town of Kiawah Island. Watch the meeting here.
This action brings the Town in alignment with the Governor’s Executive Order that withdrew face-covering requirements for State Government Agencies and revoked any counties, municipalities, or other political subdivisions from continuing to require face-coverings within their jurisdiction. However, the Governor’s Order explicitly allows private entities and businesses to adopt face-covering requirements for their establishments.
Effective immediately, the Town mandated requirements for face-coverings, essential businesses, and restaurant protocols regarding spacing between diners or congregating in bar areas has expired.
The Town strongly encourages the public to continue to wear face-coverings in public places where social distancing is difficult and take appropriate precautions to protect themselves until the threat of COVID-19 subsides or until they have obtained their vaccinations. The Town also encourages private entities and businesses to consider adopting a face-covering requirement for their establishment.
Any action by the Town to keep the face-covering requirement would be seen in conflict with the Governor’s authority, unable to enforce, and likely result in legal action.