Coronavirus

Beaufort County is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 situation and working to keep residents informed during the COVID-19 event.

Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions

Answer: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control posts a daily report of how many cases have been reported in each ZIP code across the state. Click here to see that report.

The report includes reported cases, as well as estimated cases. The estimated cases are based on evidence that for every known case of COVID-19, there are up to nine people with the virus who have not been tested or identified, according to DHEC. 

Here is a list of municipalities and locations in Beaufort County with their corresponding ZIP codes: 

  • Beaufort: 29902, 29904, 29906, 29907
  • Bluffton: 29910
  • Dale: 29914
  • Daufuskie Island: 29915
  • Hilton Head Island: 29926, 29928, 29938
  • Lady’s Island: 29907
  • Lobeco: 29931
  • Okatie: 29909
  • Port Royal: 29935
  • Seabrook: 29940
  • Sheldon: 29941
  • St. Helena Island: 29920
  • Yemassee: 29945

Note: DHEC’s data for Beaufort County includes a single case in 29936, which is a Jasper County ZIP code

Yes.  

Demographic data for the state of South Carolina is available here.  County-by-county demographic data is not available.  

Beaufort County will resume regular services and reopen the County Administration Building, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort and Myrtle Park Government Center, 4819 Bluffton Parkway, Bluffton, beginning Monday, March 15.

In the interest of protecting the public and County employees, citizens will need to follow DHEC and the CDC public health guidelines.

Appropriate COVID-19 protocols are in place including:

  • A staffed information desk, to help those needing assistance;
  • Employees are provided with hand sanitizer and face coverings to use in the workplace;
  • Floor markers and signs found throughout County buildings encourage citizens to maintain 6-feet of social-distancing;
  • Visitors to County buildings will be required to wear face coverings, per County Council mandate.

Many County services remain available online, through email, by phone, or curbside drop boxes at both the Administration Building (map) and Myrtle Park Government Center (map).

At this time only the Administration Building and Myrtle Park Government Center will be open to the public. Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

(Click here for more operations information)

For information about specific departments, please visit the department's website:

Departments
Elected Officials
Yes.

Our convenience centers are still operating normally. For more information about our convenience centers, tap or click here.

Yes.

All Beaufort County boat ramps, public boat landings and waterway access points have reopened as of April 17 at noon per a modified executive order issued by Governor Henry McMaster on April 16.

In addition, Governor McMaster issued an executive order April 20 lifting restrictions on public access to the state’s beaches, public piers, docks and wharfs.

All boating restrictions, as defined by Executive Order 2020-25, have been lifted. All laws and regulations concerning the safe operation of boats in South Carolina will now return to normal.

To read all Governor McMaster’s Executive Orders, click here.

Governor McMaster issued an executive order April 20 lifting restrictions on public access to the state’s beaches, public piers, docks and wharfs.  

They are: 

BEACH AND WATERWAY ACCESS
• Alljoy Beach
• Bermuda Bluff
• Bloody Point
• Coosaw Island
• Lands End Overlooks
• New Daufuskie Beach Access
• Old Daufuskie Beach Access
• Pappy’s Landing
• The Sands

PIERS AND DOCKS
• Bluffton Public Dock
• Broad River Fishing Pier
• Camp St. Mary’s Fishing Pier
• C.C. Haigh, Jr. Landing Fixed Pier
• Daufuskie Landing Fixed Pier
• Factory Creek Fishing Pier
• Jenkins Island Pier
• Old House Creek Pier
• Whale Branch Fishing Pier
• Wimbee Creek Fishing Pier

Public beach access points managed by individual municipalities remain closed until reopened by that municipality’s Council decision.

To read all Governor McMaster’s Executive Orders, click here.

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