May 02, 2020
Governor McMaster Lifts Certain Executive Orders
Yesterday, Governor McMaster announced that the following adjustments will be made to his executive orders:
- Removal of travel restrictions and mandatory self-quarantine for individuals entering South Carolina from high-risk areas with substantial community spread (states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and the City of New Orleans, Louisiana) for a period of fourteen (14) days.
Effective Monday, May 4
- The stay at home or work order is no longer mandatory but is voluntary.
- Removal of outside dining restrictions with the requirement that restaurants follow the guidance from the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association.
Kiawah’s Emergency Ordinance
Short-Term and Current Rentals: Town Council extended the definition of Short-term Rental (STR) from thirty (30) days to ninety (90) days. No new check-ins or reservations are permitted at any STR or any other rental of less than ninety (90) days from April 4 until May 15. Guests currently checked in may remain at the same property under the same terms of the existing rental agreement or lease.
Beach Use & Access: Commercial businesses providing services on the beach, such as but not limited to beach chair and umbrella rentals and setups, are suspended for thirty (30) days effective, Thursday, April 9, 2020, at 5 p.m. During this time, beach chair and umbrella setup will not be available on the beach but providers may deliver sets to residences. There are no other changes to operations on the beach. More information
Island entities continue to modify services and hours in response to COVID-19. Check for updates below.