Correction: COVID-19 Update #13 – March 30

By Executive Order 2020-15, the Governor of South Carolina has extended school closures through April 30,2020. To protect the health and safety of our residents, staff and guests, all SIPOA facilities will remain closed through April 30, 2020. We will evaluate recommendations from health officials at that time to determine if it is safe to reopen.

The order also states: “it is unlawful for a person to violate a provision in the proclamation including, but not limited to, any curfew set forth by the proclamation; congregate, unless authorized or in their homes, in groups of three or more and to refuse to disperse upon order of a law enforcement officer; or willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of any law enforcement officer.” Violators are “guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than thirty days.”

By Executive Order 2020-14 “an individual who enters the State of South Carolina from an area with substantial community spread, to include the Tri-State Area (consisting of the States of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut) and the City of New Orleans, Louisiana, shall isolate or self-quarantine for a period of fourteen (14) days from the time of entry into the State of South Carolina or the duration of the individual’s presence in South Carolina, whichever period is shorter. This Order shall not apply to individuals employed by airlines and individuals performing or assisting with military, healthcare, or emergency response operations. Any individual required by this Order, or any directives issued in connection therewith, to isolate or self-quarantine shall be responsible for any and all costs associated with such isolation or self-quarantine, including transportation, lodging, food, and medical care.”

All visitors entering Seabrook Island are provided with this information at the Gate.

We’ve received questions about why the basketball hoops were removed from the Lake House basketball area. First, the Lake House facility is closed. Second, and more importantly, for health and safety reasons – this discourages gatherings and helps maintain social distancing.

Brown & White pickup is on a normal schedule. The next pickup is on Friday, April 3, 2020. Please place your items curbside no later than 7:00 am. Paint and hazardous waste must be delivered to the maintenance area between 9:00 am – 2:00 pm and left with the attendant on site.

-Submitted by SIPOA, sipoa.org or 843 768-0061

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