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COVID-19 Resident Message #7

Sun, 03/22/2020

Good evening Island residents,

At an emergency meeting held this afternoon Sunday 3-22-20 4:00pm, Town Council voted to rescind its earlier emergency ordinance which prohibited beach access from 8:00 am to 6pm.

The new ordinance (seen in it's entirety below) will limit access to Sullivan’s Island to residents, service workers, contractors, delivery services, medical service providers, care givers and the like. Sullivan’s Island Police will establish a checkpoint on SC-703 near the entrance to the Island. Residents should either have a driver’s license with a Sullivan’s Island address, Sullivan’s Island windshield decal or proof of ownership.  Those attempting to access the Island for work shall have proof of purpose, business license or other form of documentation. Guests must be accompanied on to the Island by residents.  For further clarification Ordinance 2020-03 is attached.

The checkpoint at Breach Inlet will be removed. Sullivan’s Island residents will continued to have access to retail outlets on Isle of Palms and Mt. Pleasant via SC-517.  Likewise, residents of Isle of Palms will be able to access Sullivan’s Island and points beyond via SC-703.  

The Town of Sullivan’s Island, in coordination with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Charleston County Emergency Management Division, Town of Mt. Pleasant and City of Isle of Palms, continues to monitor the rapidly emerging outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and preparing for potential impacts.  Earlier this morning during a conference call DHEC confirmed 195 cases of COVID-19 in 33 South Carolina counties with 4 cases in Charleston County.

For information about contacting Town Hall staff visit the Town website at For information regarding COVID-19 visit the websites for South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) or the Center for Disease Control (CDC),  Additionally, you can obtain information from the Citizens’ Information Line at Charleston County by dialing 843-746-3900.  Likewise, the local news media is providing adequate coverage of the pandemic.


Andy Benke
Town Administrator

Emergency Ordinance 2020-03 Page 1 (pic)

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Emergency Ordinance 2020-03 Page 3 (pic)