Officials from the Town of Seabrook Island participated in a county-wide conference call on March 13, 2020, regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The call was convened by the Charleston County Emergency Management Department (EMD) and included medical professionals from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC).
At this time, there is no state of emergency. The Town of Seabrook Island, Charleston County and the State of South Carolina are currently operating under normal conditions.
Major points from this call included the following:
- There are now confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in the state of South Carolina, including Charleston County.
- The primary symptoms of COVID-19 may include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, you should call your doctor or healthcare provider to discuss your concerns or to get medical care. You may also visit the SCDHEC website for additional information, including links to telehealth resources.
- To minimize potential exposure to the disease, you should follow guidelines established by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), including washing your hands frequently; avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth; avoid contact with anyone who has been exposed; stay home when you are sick; avoid crowded places; and cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing. Individuals who are experiencing symptoms of the virus, as well as those who have recently traveled to areas with a high concentration of COVID-19 infections, should avoid contact with others. Older individuals (over 60 years of age) and people with chronic diseases are at a higher risk of becoming very sick from COVID-19.
- At this time, the town, county, and state are not requiring the cancellation of events or activities. To determine the status of an event or activity, you should contact the sponsor of that event or activity directly.
- For general questions about COVID-19, contact the SCDHEC Care Line at (855) 472-3432. Staff will be available to answer calls from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm seven days a week.
-Submitted by Joe Cronin, Town Administrator