COVID-19 Resource Center

Due to the progress made with the COVID -19 pandemic recovery, the Town will no longer continue to update statistics on this page. However, it will remain active for the ease of access to resources.

Positive Cases Statistics Last Updated July 9, 2021:
Statewide –  494,124 | Charleston County – 34,494
Detailed stats
State Data Projections 
County-Level Data 

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.
Find a vaccine provider near you here.

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On May 12, 2021, Town Council discussed Governor McMaster’s recent Executive Order and ultimately rescinded both ordinances that placed emergency restrictions regarding COVID-19 within the Town of Kiawah Island.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.

Prevention Measures 

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:

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
Vaccine Locator 

DHEC Reporting Links