April 08, 2020
Self-Quarantine & Enforcement
Governor McMaster’s Executive Order requires 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. This is a mandatory requirement; it is not a guideline or suggestion. Violation of the order risks a fine of up to $100 or imprisonment of no more than 30 days. More information on self-quarantine is available here.
Enforcement is delegated to law enforcement, which is Charleston County Sheriff’s Office. If you reasonably believe there is a noncompliance issue, contact Charleston County Sheriff’s Office (Non-Emergency) at 843-202-1700.
The Governor’s order does not prohibit entry to the Town of Kiawah Island nor prohibit persons from the affected locations from residing in the Town as long as they comply with the requirement to self-quarantine. The order does not require such a person to self-identify themselves or register with the Town or any other entity.
The Town continues to work with the Community Association in monitoring and enforcing rentals 90 days or less. Also, a public information flyer is being distributed to renters and guests by KICA with information from the Governor’s Executive Order that requires individuals entering South Carolina from high-risk areas (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and the City of New Orleans) for fourteen (14) days.