March 26, 2021
PGA Championship Notices
Solid Waste Service Change
Monday, May 17 – Friday, May 21 – All residential and regime solid waste collection will take place in the evenings, beginning at 7 p.m. Trash and recycling cans must be placed curbside to ensure collection. There will be no backdoor service this week.
To limit commercial traffic throughout the island during the PGA Championship on May 17-23, only essential commercial work and service providers will be permitted. Food service and fuel deliveries, home health care, house cleaning, pool maintenance, trash and delivery (UPS, FedEx, Amazon, US Postal) services will be authorized to access the island. Regular construction work, landscaping, routine repair work, non-essential deliveries and household movers will not be permitted.
The 2021 PGA Championship will take place May 17-23 at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Ocean Course. The PGA of America recently announced plans to limit spectators to 10,000 daily. The decision was made in coordination with the state of South Carolina, MUSC Health (the official medical services provider of the 2021 PGA Championship), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even with the reduced spectator numbers, residents should anticipate an influx in visitors and heavy traffic that will affect roadways on the island and Betsy Kerrison, River Road, and Main Road on Johns Island.
As the PGA of America continues to monitor COVID-19 developments and work in concert with state public health authorities through Championship Week, the following COVID-19 Policies and Procedures, among others, will be in place for the 2021 PGA Championship:
- Face coverings will be required for all spectators, staff, and volunteers, including those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine, and should be worn at all times (indoors, outdoors, or when riding any PGA-operated shuttle).
- All spectators, staff, and volunteers are expected to maintain appropriate social distancing at the Championship.
- Sanitation stations will be available throughout the grounds, and regular handwashing is encouraged. Spectators will be permitted to bring their own hand sanitizers and facial coverings.
- More information about the Championship’s extensive health and wellness measures can be found at pgachampionship.com/health
The PGA Championship perennially features the strongest field in golf. Six of the past nine winners became No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, including Rory McIlroy, a four-time Major Champion who won the first of his two PGA Championships at Kiawah Island in 2012. The 2021 PGA Championship – the second in the PGA of America’s landmark 11-year media rights agreement with CBS and ESPN – will feature CBS Sports, ESPN, and ESPN+, combining to deliver an unprecedented amount of broadcast and digital coverage. Globally, the PGA Championship will be broadcast in 164 countries and territories, reaching more than a half-billion households.