Kiawah Island Extends COVID-19 Requirements

The Town of Kiawah Island, which includes Freshfields Village, released the following information:

On December 4, 2020, the newly elected Town Council passed amended Emergency Ordinance 2020-09.2, which extends existing requirements, including face coverings and other emergency restrictions, to address COVID-19 until February 3, 2021. A summary of the requirements is provided below.

Face Coverings:

    • Required for all persons, including employees, entering or waiting to enter any restaurant (including persons waiting to pick up a carry-out order), business, club, or association facility at all times
    • Exceptions, such as those for health, age, and activity are listed in the Ordinance
    • Businesses and restaurants are responsible for enforcing this Emergency Ordinance with regard only to their employees and conspicuously posting the information for guests and employees.

Additional Emergency Restrictions:

The Town adopts all Emergency Orders as amended issued by the State of South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster related to the coronavirus, including Governor McMaster’s Executive Order No. 2020-63.

All restaurants and other establishments that possess a state permit to sell alcohol must comply with the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-63, which enacts the following mandatory restrictions:

    • The sale or consumption of beer, wine, or alcoholic liquor is prohibited between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. (sale for off-premises consumption is not included)
    • Employees and patrons must wear masks or face coverings.

In addition, the Town also requires that restaurants comply with the following restrictions:

    • Diners must be seated six (6) feet away from diners at other tables; and
    • Restaurants must seat no more than eight (8) customers per table unless from the same family; and
    • Restaurants must not allow standing or congregating in the bar area of the restaurant.

For more information, as well as the complete ordinance, go to

Tidelines Editors

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