June 10, 2020
COVID-19 Update #43
Updates from the Tri-County Conference Call:
Effective today, Tri-County Conference Calls will move to a bi-weekly schedule. The Town will provide updates on those days unless new information or breaking news becomes available.
Starting Monday, June 15, DHEC will begin providing probable case information on their site.
Latest Statistics (As of June 9 at 11:59 p.m.):
Expect a lag time for data below to be updated on DHEC’s site.
Statewide – 15,759
Charleston County – 869
Residents can expect the next update Wednesday, June 24 by 5 p.m. Breaking news will be released before our scheduled communication.
Kiawah’s Emergency Ordinance
The Town is currently operating under amended Emergency Ordinance 2020-02, which remains in effect until July 4 unless otherwise noted, subject to termination, amendment, or extension by Council. Town Council passed Resolution 2020-02 which established guidelines for reopening and operation of short-term rentals. The resolution includes protocols guided by the CDC, SCDHEC, and MUSC to promote safe operation. All short-term rental properties are encouraged to follow the protocols established in the resolution to prevent exposure of their renters and workers to the COVID-19 virus. Learn more
Most island entities have begun phased reopening. For the most up to date information on operations, click the links below.
- Kiawah Island Community Association (KICA)
- Kiawah Island Golf Resort (KIGR)
- Freshfields Village
- Architectural Review Board (ARB)
- Kiawah Island Club
- Kiawah Island Utility (KIU)
- Beachwalker County Park
Beach Patrol, Sheriff’s Office Deputies, and Code Enforcement are enforcing all Town ordinances and regulating public congregation on the island. Report a problem to the 24-hour hotline at 843-259-2137 or through the online submittal form.
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.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
- Use cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies). The use of face coverings is a voluntary public health measure. Click here to learn how you can create one from common materials found in your home.
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 virtual care services.
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
Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy 843-724-1212
Charleston County Sheriff’s Office Non-Emergency 843-202-1700
Smart911 Safety Profile www.smart911.com