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    COVID-19 is a global and national health crisis, affecting both our home state of South Carolina our home, Beaufort. See the below information on how to stay safe and support our local community. 

    COVID-19 Resources

    Need to Know

    What you need to know regarding the face mask ordinance in and around Beaufort, South Carolina.

    The City of Beaufort has enacted a face mask ordinance, active from June 30, 2020 to December 11, 2020. Below are the specifics that go along with the order:

    Unincorporated Beaufort County: through Dec. 19*

    Town of Port Royal: through Dec. 11*

    *Note that these are at the advice of individual Councils and are subject change. Visit this page to stay up-to-date. All the information on this page is courtesy of Beaufort County, with information coming from this page

    Beaufort County Buildings are closed as of Friday, July 17, and are closed until further notice. 

    For an up-to-date tracking and mapping of Beaufort County Coronavirus cases, follow this link.

    Unincorporated Beaufort County

    • People who are actively drinking or eating in a restaurant or bar
    • Anyone traveling in a personal vehicle
    • People in churches, child care facilities, schools and gyms (when social distancing policies are in place)
    • People who are receiving medical treatment or care
    • Anyone who is actively swimming in an indoor pool
    • Those who are alone or in the presence of only household members while in an enclosed space
    • Anyone younger than 2 or at the discretion of a parent, custodian or guardian
    • Those who are unable to safely wear a face covering due to age or an underlying health condition
    • Anyone who is unable to remove a face covering without the assistance of others

     

    City of Beaufort 

    • Anyone actively drinking or eating
    • Anyone who is unable to safely wear a face mask due to age or underlying health condition or who is unable to remove the mask without the assistance of others
    • Anyone traveling in a personal vehicle
    • Anyone who is alone or in the presence of only household members in an enclosed space

     

    Port Royal

    • Any person at a business and engaged in an activity that makes wearing a mask, face shield or face covering not feasible, such as strenuous physical exercise, performers singing or playing an instrument if at least six feet of distance is maintained from others
    • Any person who is unable to safely wear a face covering due to age, underlying health condition or is unable to remove the face covering without the assistance of others
    • Children younger than 8

    Unincorporated Beaufort County

    The intent of this ordinance is to educate the public on the importance of wearing face masks to help prevent further spread of COVID-19 and encourage voluntary compliance.

     

    City of Beaufort

    • Any person in violation of this ordinance, after first receiving a warning, could be deemed guilty of a civil infraction and subject to a Civil Summons punishable by a fine of $50.
    • Police officials, or a city representative appointed by the City Manager, are authorized to issue a Summons for violations they personally witness

    Port Royal

    • A person who fails to comply shall be guilty of a civil infraction, punishable by a fine of not more than $50; however, effort shall be made to allow voluntary compliance with the terms of the ordinance prior to the issuance of any citation.
    • What is Open and What is Closed?

    Unincorporated Beaufort County

    • Anyone who is inside a commercial building that is open to the public
    • Employees of all restaurants, retail establishments, salons, grocery stores and pharmacies who are within six feet of the general public or when employees must be in proximity to each other
    • Anyone providing or using public or commercial transportation, including tours
    • All businesses or employees while interacting with people in outdoor spaces, including, but not limited to, curbside pickup, delivery, and service calls

     

    City of Beaufort

    • All people inside any building open to the public
    • All employees of restaurants, retail establishments, salons, grocery stores, and pharmacies who are in any area where the general public is allowed or when employees must be in proximity to each other
    • Anyone providing or using public or commercial transportation, including tours
    • All businesses or employees while interacting with people in outdoor spaces including, but not limited to, curbside pickup, delivery, and service calls

     

    Port Royal

    • Anyone entering a commercial establishment open to the public
    • Employees at all commercial establishments at all times while having face-to-face interaction with the public
    Dates to Remember

    The City of Beaufort has enacted a face mask ordinance, active from June 30, 2020 to December 11, 2020. Below are the specifics that go along with the order:

    Unincorporated Beaufort County: through Dec. 19*

    Town of Port Royal: through Dec. 11*

    *Note that these are at the advice of individual Councils and are subject change. Visit this page to stay up-to-date. All the information on this page is courtesy of Beaufort County, with information coming from this page

    Beaufort County Buildings are closed as of Friday, July 17, and are closed until further notice. 

    For an up-to-date tracking and mapping of Beaufort County Coronavirus cases, follow this link.

    Who Doesn’t Need to Wear a Mask?

    Unincorporated Beaufort County

    • People who are actively drinking or eating in a restaurant or bar
    • Anyone traveling in a personal vehicle
    • People in churches, child care facilities, schools and gyms (when social distancing policies are in place)
    • People who are receiving medical treatment or care
    • Anyone who is actively swimming in an indoor pool
    • Those who are alone or in the presence of only household members while in an enclosed space
    • Anyone younger than 2 or at the discretion of a parent, custodian or guardian
    • Those who are unable to safely wear a face covering due to age or an underlying health condition
    • Anyone who is unable to remove a face covering without the assistance of others

     

    City of Beaufort 

    • Anyone actively drinking or eating
    • Anyone who is unable to safely wear a face mask due to age or underlying health condition or who is unable to remove the mask without the assistance of others
    • Anyone traveling in a personal vehicle
    • Anyone who is alone or in the presence of only household members in an enclosed space

     

    Port Royal

    • Any person at a business and engaged in an activity that makes wearing a mask, face shield or face covering not feasible, such as strenuous physical exercise, performers singing or playing an instrument if at least six feet of distance is maintained from others
    • Any person who is unable to safely wear a face covering due to age, underlying health condition or is unable to remove the face covering without the assistance of others
    • Children younger than 8
    Consequences for Not Wearing a Mask

    Unincorporated Beaufort County

    The intent of this ordinance is to educate the public on the importance of wearing face masks to help prevent further spread of COVID-19 and encourage voluntary compliance.

     

    City of Beaufort

    • Any person in violation of this ordinance, after first receiving a warning, could be deemed guilty of a civil infraction and subject to a Civil Summons punishable by a fine of $50.
    • Police officials, or a city representative appointed by the City Manager, are authorized to issue a Summons for violations they personally witness

    Port Royal

    • A person who fails to comply shall be guilty of a civil infraction, punishable by a fine of not more than $50; however, effort shall be made to allow voluntary compliance with the terms of the ordinance prior to the issuance of any citation.
    • What is Open and What is Closed?
    Who Needs to Wear a Mask?

    Unincorporated Beaufort County

    • Anyone who is inside a commercial building that is open to the public
    • Employees of all restaurants, retail establishments, salons, grocery stores and pharmacies who are within six feet of the general public or when employees must be in proximity to each other
    • Anyone providing or using public or commercial transportation, including tours
    • All businesses or employees while interacting with people in outdoor spaces, including, but not limited to, curbside pickup, delivery, and service calls

     

    City of Beaufort

    • All people inside any building open to the public
    • All employees of restaurants, retail establishments, salons, grocery stores, and pharmacies who are in any area where the general public is allowed or when employees must be in proximity to each other
    • Anyone providing or using public or commercial transportation, including tours
    • All businesses or employees while interacting with people in outdoor spaces including, but not limited to, curbside pickup, delivery, and service calls

     

    Port Royal

    • Anyone entering a commercial establishment open to the public
    • Employees at all commercial establishments at all times while having face-to-face interaction with the public

    More COVID-19 Resources

    Who to Follow • Additional Resources • Business Resources & Relief Efforts • Cleanliness Commitments

    Who to Follow

    • Beaufort County
    • Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office
    • City of Beaufort 
    • Beaufort Area Hospitality Association
    • Beaufort SC AREA Curbside, To-Go & Delivery
    • Henry McMaster

    Additional Resources

    Beaufort County has created free, printable Face Mask Ordinance signs for local businesses. Follow the links below to download your own:

    • Unincorporated Beaufort County: PDF 
    • City of Beaufort: PDF 
    • Port Royal: PDF

    Business Resources & Relief Efforts

    Beaufort County has created a handbook with a collection of resources, information and links to help businesses navigate the Coronavirus pandemic, including information on the CARE Act, SBA programs, and SC Department of Workforce programs. Download that PDF here

    Cleanliness Commitments

    Beaufort area businesses have made the commitment to property cleaning, sanitizing and health standards to keep both their staff and patrons safe. For a complete list of businesses who have made the pledge, visit this page

    Take Care

    Emergency Services

    Find emergency services + care near you

    Port Royal Medical Center

    We strive to provide the most comprehensive healthcare delivery system that will meet the needs of

    Location: 1718 Ribaut Rd, Port Royal, SC, USAWebsite: https://www.bjhchs.org/index.php/port-royal/Phone: 843.986.0900

    Beaufort Memorial Hospital

    At Beaufort Memorial Hospital, the largest hospital between Savannah & Charleston, our mission

    Location: 955 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, SC, USAWebsite: https://www.bmhsc.org/Phone: 877.532.6472

    Doctors Care - Beaufort

    Sometimes, life gives you more than you ask for. And it doesn’t always happen between 9 and 5,

    Location: 1510 Ribaut Road, Port Royal, SC, USAWebsite: https://doctorscare.com/Beaufort/Phone: 843.770.0676

    Beaufort Memorial Express Care and Occupational Health

    Same-day appointments and drop-ins are welcome at our Express Care clinic. Our services include:

    Location: 974 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, South Carolina 29902, USAWebsite: https://www.bmhsc.org/location/beaufort-memorial-express-care-and-occupational-healthPhone: 843.524.3344