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Town Council adopted a resolution establishing a State of Emergency in the Town of Hilton Head Island.
Under this action the Town Manager, Marc Orlando has transitioned public meetings to virtual effective immediately.
Additionally, the Town Manager is requiring that members of the public wear face coverings inside of Town Government buildings effective immediately. Town Government buildings include:
Mayor John McCann signed a declaration of local State of Emergencypdf. The emergency order went into effect immediately.
The Hilton Head Island ordinance requiring people to wear a face covering inside commercial buildings expires Sunday, May 16,2021, after Town Council voted not to extend it. Town Council members, however, encouraged the public to remain vigilant and continue taking preventative measures to minimize any potential outbreaks of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of residents, visitors and workers throughout the community. Residents and Island visitors are encouraged to adhere to new guidance the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Town Council adopted Emergency Ordinance 2021-08pdf to extend requiring face coverings. This ordinance will expire May 16, 2021 or the end of the State of Emergency.
Town Council adopted Emergency Ordinance 2021-01pdf to extend requiring face coverings. This ordinance will expire March 20, 2021 or the end of the State of Emergency.
Town Council adopted Emergency Ordinance 2021-29pdf to extend requiring face coverings. This ordinance will expire February 1, 2021.
Town Council adopted Emergency Ordinance 2021-23pdf to extend requiring face coverings. This ordinance will expire December 6, 2020.
Town Council adopted Emergency Ordinance 2020-18pdf to extend requiring face coverings. This ordinance will expire October 17, 2020.
Town Council adopted Emergency Ordinance 2020-14pdf to extend requiring face coverings. This ordinance will expire August 29, 2020.
Town Council adopted a Resolution urging all citizens, residents, tourists and visitors to wear protective face masks anytime they are outside of their home or place of lodging.
Town Coucil voted to reopen all of the Town's public beach access points and parking and normal parking restrictions will resume, including the use of meters, effective May 22, 2020.
Town Council voted to reopen some of its parks and public access points to the beach, some with restrictions, effective May 15, 2020.
Town Council voted to permit Island residents access to Coligny Beach Park and Islanders Beach Park, effective May 1, 2020. All parking spaces, including metered spaces, will be reserved for Island residents with beach parking passes until further notice.
Adopted Resolution 2020-09pdf encourging everyone to wear masks in retail stores and to follow other measures Governor McMaster recommended in his orders issued for businesses.
Adopted Resolution 2020-08pdf to keep our public beach access points and Town-owned parks closed through April 30, 2020.
Due to overwhelming public concern, Town Council repealed an emergency ordinance it passed earlier in the week and adopted the Governor's previously issued executive order prohibiting short-term rentals during the COVID-19 crisis.
Adopted Emergency Ordinance 2020-08pdf Impacting Short-Term Rentals During COVID-19 Crisis.
Resolution adopted Closing All Town Owned Parking Lots through April 30, 2020, Urging All Property Owners Associations and Private Clubs to Limit Beach Access and Urging All Residents and Guest to Limit Outdoor Exercise to those Activities to those that can be Accessed by Walking or Bicycle Travel.
Resolution 2020-05pdf adopted urging All Businesses and Individuals who are in any business engaged in the Short Term Rental of Real Property or Rooms on Hilton Head Island to Not Book any Reservations through April 30, 2020.
Resolution 2020-04pdf adopted urging All Business that are Not Classified as Essential under the US Department of Homeland Security Guidelines or where the Ability to Practice Social Distancing is Impractical, to Voluntarily Close through April 30, 2020.
Public Health Advisorypdf released from the Town of Hilton Head Island.
Statement released regarding Local Government Emergency Powers from the Town of Hilton Head Island.
Joint Request to the Governor for a State-wide Stay at Home Orderpdf on Behalf of the City of Beaufort and the Towns of Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, and Port Royal.
A Message released to the Hilton Head Island Community from the Town Council of Hilton Head Island.
Adopted Resolution calling on Governor McMaster to Issue a Mandatory Stay At Home Order for the State of South Carolina.
Adopted Ordinance 2020-07pdf to Temporarily Suspend the Operation of Deadlines Imposed Upon the Town; Extend Tax Compliance Deadlines.
Adopted Ordinance 2020-06pdf establishing Emergency Towing Procedures in the Town of Hilton Head Island.
Adopted Ordinance 2020-05pdf establishing the standards for Electronic Meetings in the Town of Hilton Head Island.
Announcement that Hilton Head Island Town Hall Closes to Public; Town Staff Still Available to Assist Citizens.
Mayor McCann announces Hilton Head Island Beaches Closed.
Adopted Resolution establishing a State of Emergency in the Town of Hilton Head Island.
Declaration of a State of Emergency by the Town of Hilton Head Island.