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BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 15, 2020) – The City of Beaufort, in response to Gov. McMaster’s State of Emergency decree, and in coordination with Beaufort County and other municipalities in the county, has undertaken a number of measures in response to the COVID-19 virus. These measures are being taken to better protect the public, and to also protect employees. They will start on Monday, March 16.
The public is urged to call City Hall at 843-525-7070 before coming in for any service.
At the county level, the animal shelter, Assessor’s Office, Business License Department, public library branches, and other facilities will be closed to the public. Beaufort County updates can be found here.
For now, county Convenience Centers will remain open. Operations at the Hilton Head Island Airport and Lady’s Island Airport remain available. Travelers should contact their airline carrier for questions about flight schedules. Information on the operating status of the nation’s major airports can be found at www.fly.faa.gov.
As of Sunday, March 15, three cases of the virus had been confirmed in Beaufort County, with a total of 28 positive tests throughout the state.
On Sunday, Gov. McMaster also ordered the closing of all schools in the State of South Carolina, from pre-K through the university level. Information from the Beaufort County School District can be found here.