Community Updates

Sea Pines CSA Closely Monitoring Coronavirus Outbreak

Community Services Associates, Inc. Closely Monitoring Coronavirus Outbreak
Community Health and Safety Remains Our Primary Concern

This page will be used to pass important updates regarding COVID-19.

KEY MESSAGES:

CSA is asking Sea Pines property owners, guests, visitors, and staff to implement the following safety precautions from CDC and SCDHEC recommends which include the following:
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care. If you’re concerned about your health or are showing symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, please contact your healthcare provider.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.
  • Minimize close contact and practice social distancing.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.

Stay informed about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from the proper authorities. For the latest information on coronavirus and guidance on the prevention of respiratory viruses, please visit:

o  South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)
o  Centers for Disease Control
o  World Health Organization

Town of Hilton Head Island COVID-19 Information Hub: https://www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov/covid-19/


Quick Links:

CSA Administration Office
Online Service Requests
Tower Beach


August 12, 2021

Per CDC Guidance, visitors are encouraged to wear a face-covering while inside any Sea Pines CSA Building.


March 3, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced today that South Carolina will advance to Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan beginning Monday, March 8.

Beginning March 8, appointments to get the COVID-19 vaccine can be made by people in the following groups:

  • Anyone aged 55 and up
  • People with increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease
    • People aged 16-64 with one or more of the following high-risk medical conditions:
      • Cancer (current, not a history of cancer), chronic kidney disease (any stage), chronic lung disease, diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2), Down syndrome, heart disease (congestive heart disease, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, pulmonary hypertension), HIV/AIDS, solid organ transplant, obesity (BMI >30), pregnancy, sickle cell disease.
    • People who have a developmental or other severe high-risk disability that makes developing severe life-threatening illness or death from COVID-19 infection more likely
  • Frontline workers with increased occupational risk
    Frontline workers with increased occupational risk are people who:

    • Must be in-person at their place of work, and
    • Perform a job that puts them at increased risk of exposure due to their frequent, close (less than 6 feet) and ongoing (more than 15 minutes) contact with others in the work environment

Click here to view this news release in its entirety.


March 1, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that COVID-19 safety measures related to the sale of alcohol and mass gatherings will be terminated effective Monday, March 1, 2021. Restaurants may resume normal alcohol sales as licensed by the South Carolina Department of Revenue. Additionally, South Carolina Department of Commerce approval for events involving more than 250 people will no longer be required.

Click here to view this news release in its entirety.


February 3, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. –  Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced that beginning Monday, February 8, any South Carolina resident aged 65 or older, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions, can begin scheduling their appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine.  DHEC’s online tool at scdhec.gov/vaxlocator shows locations currently accepting appointments for COVID-19 vaccine and provides contact information for scheduling appointments at those locations.

Click here to view this news release in its entirety.


February 3, 2021

TOWN OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND NEWS RELEASE:
An Update from Deputy Town Manager Angie Stone

2/2/2021

Get Help Scheduling a COVID-19 Vaccine Shot
Area hospitals and pharmacies continue to work on providing vaccines for COVID-19. A part of getting vaccinated is properly scheduling yourself for an appointment. Members of the Hilton Head Computer Club and Hilton Head Regional Healthcare are hosting two events to help local residents who are 70 and older and do not have an email address or a device to connect to the internet in order to register for a COVID-19 vaccine shot. The events will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, February 5 and Tuesday, February 9, at the Hilton Head Island Senior Center, 70 Shelter Cove Lane. Please call 843-842-4475 weekdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to reserve your visit for assistance.

Hilton Head Regional Healthcare COVID Vaccine Information Call Center
The Hilton Head Regional Healthcare COVID Vaccine Information Call Center (843-689-7282) is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day to address your questions regarding registration, appointments, and scheduling. You can also visit the hospital’s website at www.hiltonheadregional.com for more information.

DHEC Launches New COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line
In response to overwhelming call volume to its Care Line, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has added a new phone information line to answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines and to help support people searching for vaccine provider information. The new vaccine information line is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. People who have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines or who need help finding vaccine providers and their contact information are asked to call the DHEC COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line at 1-866-365-8110.

COVID-19 Testing
There has been a lot of focus on getting a COVID Vaccine. But, we want to remind you about getting tested for the virus if you suspect you may have been exposed to it. COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing is offered 8 a.m. to noon at Hilton Head Hospital (25 Hospital Center Blvd. on Hilton Head Island) and Coastal Carolina Hospital (1000 Medical Center Drive in Hardeeville). The test is free. No appointment or doctor referral is needed.


January 15, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced that beginning Wednesday, Jan. 13, any South Carolina resident aged 70 or older, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions.

To read the full article and details on how to schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine click here.


December 4, 2020

The Town of Hilton Head Extends Emergency Mask Ordinance

Town Council adopted Emergency Ordinance 2020-23 pdf icon to extend requiring face coverings. This Ordinance is an extension of the Emergency Mask Ordinance that has been in effect since July 1, 2020. This ordinance will be effective through February 3, 2021 or the end of the State of Emergency.


November 17, 2020

Tower Beach Pavilion Reservations Now Available

  • Tower Beach Pavilion is available to rent to Sea Pines property owners
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions group size is limited to 30 people
  • A COVID-19 Release Agreement must be signed

Rental Rates

  • Pavilion Only – $50 rental fee
  • Pavilion and Pantry – $100 rental fee

If you are interested in renting the Tower Beach pavilion or pantry for your next event or function, please contact CSA at 843.671.3299 or email Shakima Dupont – spcommunitycenter@csaseapines.com.


October 8, 2020

The Town of Hilton Head Extends Emergency Mask Ordinance

Town Council adopted Emergency Ordinance 2020-23 pdf icon to extend requiring face coverings. This Ordinance is an extension of the Emergency Mask Ordinance that has been in effect since July 1, 2020. This ordinance will be effective through December 6, 2020 or the end of the State of Emergency.


October 5, 2020

Gov. Henry McMaster Lifts Restaurant Occupancy Limits Statewide
Gov. Henry McMaster late last Friday issued Executive Order 2020-63, which lifts all occupancy limitations in restaurants throughout South Carolina, effective immediately. Previously, South Carolina’s restaurants were operating at 50% capacity. Now, they will be able to operate at 100% capacity.

Other restaurant safety guidelines – including the required use of face coverings for patrons and staff – remain in place for the time being. Additionally, the governor’s “last call order,” which doesn’t allow the sale or consumption of alcohol in restaurants after 11:00 PM, will remain in place until further notice. Other safety measures that are strongly encouraged, but are no longer required include the following:

  • Restaurants should space indoor and outdoor tables 6 feet apart, to the extent possible.
  • Restaurants should limit seating each table to no more than 8 customers and patrons, exclusive of family units or members of the same household.
  • Restaurants should adopt and enforce a process to ensure that customers and patrons are able to maintain a minimum of 6 feet of separation from other parties while waiting to be seated.
  • Restaurants should minimize, modify, or discontinue services that allow customers and patrons to fill or refill their own beverage cups.

September 10, 2020

Link to Governor McMaster’s press conference on COVID-19 at 4:00 p.m. today (Thursday).

This afternoon, Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., Governor Henry McMaster and state public health officials are holding a press conference on COVID-19. We encourage Beaufort County residents to watch. You can watch it through this link: https://www.scetv.org/coronavirus


September 9, 2020

Town of Hilton Head Island Suspends Special Event Permits Through November 1st

The Town has currently suspended processing special event permits for events of 500 or more persons and all events on Town-owned properties until November 1, 2020.

Under Governor McMaster’s executive order (www.masc.sc/Pages/COVID-19-Executive-Orders.aspx), events on private property are limited to 50% of the location’s occupancy or 250 persons, whichever is less. However, if you wish to have an event over 250 persons on private property, you are required to request approval from the South Carolina Department of Commerce at www.sccommerce.com/approval-now-required-250-person-events.

Here are the steps you will need to take for that approval:

Additional COVID-19 guidelines for indoor & outdoor activities can be found at https://accelerate.sc.gov/guidelines


September 3, 2020

Free COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Available at Hilton Head Hospital
As of September 1, Free COVID-19 drive-thru testing is available at Hilton Head Hospital from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday thru Friday. No appointment or physician order is necessary.

RESULTS: Typically, results will be available within 72 hours. If the individual has a physician’s order, results will be communicated to the physician’s office and directly to the individual. If the individual does not have a physician’s order, results will be e-mailed directly to them.

DIRECTIONS: At Hilton Head Hospital, individuals must drive past the main entrance and follow proper COVID-19 testing signage to the Visitor’s Parking area.

For more information please visit: https://www.hiltonheadregional.com/


August 20, 2020

Hilton Head Island Town Council Extends Ordinance on Face Coverings
The Town Council on Tuesday voted to extend the Town’s Ordinance on face coverings. This supersedes the original ordinance that was passed in June. The new Ordinance will be effect for 60 days, with an expiration date of October 17 or the end of the State of Emergency. Hilton Head Island is one of 60 municipalities across the state with a mask ordinance. An analysis by the SC Department of Health Environmental shows that in local mask ordinances is helping to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

We encourage you to continue taking steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wearing a mask in public.
  • Practicing social distancing.
  • Getting tested.
  • Avoiding group gatherings.
  • Regularly washing your hands.
  • Staying home if sick.

As always, the SC Department of Health and Environment department maintains data on the latest confirmed and estimated COVID-19 cases by ZIP code for our area on its website at scdhec.gov. For Hilton Head Island, those zip codes would be 29928 and 29926. We also share this data on our COVID-19 hub page at hiltonheadislandsc.gov/COVID19.


July 30, 2020

Gov. Henry McMaster Takes Additional Action to Slow Virus Spread

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster today announced that all previously recommended guidelines for restaurants and other establishments that attract groups of people are now mandatory. The governor’s Executive Order establishing these new measures will go into effect Monday, August 3.

These guidelines for restaurants, first established by AccelerateSC, have been strongly recommended until now. They are now mandatory and include the following:

  • Operating dine-in services at no more than 50% of the certificate of occupancy issued by the fire marshal.
  • Employees and patrons shall be required to wear masks or face coverings.
  • Tables are to be spaced to keep diners at least six feet apart.
  • No more than 8 customers per table unless from the same family.
  • Standing or congregating in bar area of restaurant is prohibited.
  • Establishments that possess a state permit to sell alcohol shall be subject to these restrictions.

Other types of businesses, facilities, venues, events or mass gatherings which are permitted to open but are required to implement AccelerateSC guidelines include the following: festivals, parades, concerts, theaters, stadiums, arenas, coliseums, auditoriums, grandstands, amphitheaters, gymnasiums, concert halls, dance, halls, performing arts centers, parks, racetracks, or similarly operated entities. These guidelines include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Attendance may not exceed 50% of the certificate of occupancy issued by the fire marshal – or 250 persons – whichever is less.
  • Require the wearing of masks or face coverings as a condition of admission or participation
  • Enact social distancing, cleaning and hygiene practices as recommended by AccelerateSC
  • End the sale of alcohol at 11:00 PM

Businesses, event organizers, and others responsible for events that may exceed the occupancy rules may receive clarification allowing the event to proceed if they can satisfactorily demonstrate an ability to comply with federal and state COVID-19 procedures and protocols to the Department of Commerce. Those guidelines, and more, can be found here.


July 21, 2020

Governor McMaster to Hold Press Conference on COVID-19 at 4:00 p.m. Today. You can watch it through this link: https://www.scetv.org/coronavirus


July 16, 2020

Free COVID-19 Testing

The next free DHEC drive-thru COVID-19 testing events in our immediate area will be from 7 to 11 am on July 22 at Bluffton High School in Bluffton and August 5 at Hilton Head Island High School, 70 Wilborn Road on Hilton Head Island. You do not need an appointment or a doctor’s referral.

For more information please visit SC Department of Health and Environmental Control’s COVID-19 Mobile Testing website at https://scdhec.gov/infectious-diseases/viruses/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/covid-19-mobile-pop-clinics 


July 10, 2020

To help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 between young adults in South Carolina, Governor Henry McMaster today announced that the sale of alcoholic beverages in all bars and restaurants throughout the state will be prohibited after 11 p.m. each night.
The governor’s order will go into effect tomorrow, Saturday, July 11 at 11 p.m. The governor’s order does not apply to alcohol sold at convenience or grocery stores, wine and liquor stores, or retail business. The governor’s order applies to any holder of the following licenses: On-Premises Beer and Wine Permit, Winery Permit, Brewpub Beer/Wine Permit, Brewery Permit, Business Liquor by the Drink License, Non-Profit Private Club Liquor by the Drink License, Special Event Permit, or Special Non-Profit Event Permit.
For more information, go to https://governor.sc.gov/executive-branch/executive-orders.


July 1, 2020 – 4:00 PM

Links to Governor McMaster’s Press Conference on COVID-19 at 4:30 pm Today

Today, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 4:30 p.m., Governor Henry McMaster and state public health officials are holding a press conference on COVID-19. You can watch it through these links:

https://beaufortcountysc.gov/the-county-channel/live.html

https://www.scetv.org/coronavirus


June 29, 2020 – 3:30 PM

4th Of July Celebration Updates

  • The 2020 Sea Pines CSA Independence Day Celebration has been canceled due to COVID-19.
  • From The Sea Pines Resort: Fourth of July fireworks and Fourth of July parade are not taking place this year. Their dining outlets will feature special menu items to commemorate the holiday.

June 29, 2020 – 9:00 AM

Hilton Head Island Town Council Issues Face Covering Requirement Ordinance

Hilton Head Island Town Council adopted Emergency Ordinance 2020-14 requiring individuals to wear face coverings in commercial business establishments in the municipal limits of the Town of Hilton Head Island effective 11:59 pm on June 30, 2020.

For additional information on this Town of Hilton Head Island Ordinance, please click here.


Additional Safety Protocols for CSA Admin Building begin June 29
Visitors are required to wear a mask when visiting the office for their appointment

Members of the public are encouraged to continue to conduct business with Sea Pines CSA by phone, e-mail or online, when possible. Visit our website at www.SeaPinesLiving.com or for more information on our online services, please visit www.SeaPinesLiving.com/request

The Sea Pines CSA Administration Building, located at 175 Greenwood Drive in Sea Pines has been closed to the public since March 18, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Staff have been working diligently to prepare the office reopening on June 29, by appointment only, under the safest possible conditions and we have implemented enhanced safety protocols as follows:

  • The Sea Pines CSA Administration Building is open by appointment only. Anyone visiting the Sea Pines CSA Administration building is required to wear a mask while in the building.
    • Sea Pines CSA: Please call ahead at 843.671.1343 to schedule your visit. Our office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30a- 4:30p.
    • Sea Pines ARB: Please call ahead at 843.671.5533 to schedule your visit with the ARB. Office hours: Monday-Friday from 8a- 4p.
  • Upon arriving in the parking lot for your scheduled meeting, you should call the front desk at 843.671.1343 to notify us that you have arrived.
  • If your appointment requires you to enter the building: The designated Sea Pines CSA staff member will meet you at the main entrance door and escort you to the meeting location. Following the meeting, you will be escorted back to the main entrance door to exit the building. No member of the public will be allowed to roam the building unattended.
  • If your appointment does not require you to enter the building: You will be asked to wait outside until the staff member can process your request/s.

Click here to learn more about the safeguards and request to visitors who have business at the Sea Pines CSA Administration Building


June 26, 2020 – 2:00 PM

Links to Governor McMaster’s press conference on COVID-19 at 4:00 p.m. today (Friday)

Today, Friday, June 26,, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., Governor Henry McMaster and state public health officials are holding a press conference on COVID-19. We encourage Beaufort County residents to watch. You can watch it through these links:

https://beaufortcountysc.gov/the-county-channel/live.html
https://www.scetv.org/coronavirus


June 26, 2020 – 10:00 AM

Hilton Head Island Town Council to Consider Ordinance Requiring Face Coverings

Hilton Head Island Mayor John McCann has called a special Town Council meeting for 8:00 am Monday, June 29, to consider an ordinance requiring that face masks or face coverings be worn in certain areas on the Island.

Click here to view the Agenda

The public may view the meeting on the Town’s main Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TownofHiltonHeadIslandSC), the Public Meeting Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TownofHiltonHeadIslandMeetings) and the Town’s website (www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov).


June 17, 2020 – 3:30 PM

Sea Pines Trolley to resume service June 22, 2020 with Modified Hours of Operations

Safety remains our top priority as we resume Trolley service to the Blue, Green and Red Routes during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have implemented enhanced safety protocols and modified hours of operation in light of COVID-19 which can be found here.

Please be patient as increased wait times are expected for this service on all routes. To track the location of the trolley on your smartphone in real time visit: www.seapinestrolley.com

Modified 2020 Service Hours and Route Locations

The trolley service to the Blue, Green and Red Routes will operate June 22 – September 7, 2020 with the following modified services times.

2020 Trolley Schedule

ROUTES  June 22 – September 7
BLUE 9am – 5pm
GREEN 9am – 5pm
RED 4pm – 10pm


BLUE ROUTE

Runs from the Harbour Town Trolley Stop to Sea Pines Beach Club and makes stops at Harbour Town Swimming Pool, Racquet Club Villas, Heritage Pad at Lighthouse and Plantation, The Shops at Sea Pines Center, Plantation Club Villas and Plantation Golf Club

GREEN ROUTE
Runs from the Harbour Town Trolley Stop to South Beach and stops at The Shops at Sea Pines Center

RED ROUTE
Runs from the Greenwood Drive Trolley Stop to Harbour Town and makes stops at Lawton Stables and The Shops at Sea Pines Center

Click here for the 2020 Trolley Service Safety Protocols, Information, Schedule and Map.


June 10, 2020 – 3:30 PM

Links to Governor Henry McMaster’s press conference on Coronavirus (COVID-19) at 4:00 p.m. today (Wednesday)

At 4:00 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 10, 2020), Governor Henry McMaster will update the public on the state’s response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. You can watch it at through these links:

https://www.scetv.org/coronavirus

https://beaufortcountysc.gov/the-county-channel/live.html


June 5, 2020 – 3:30 PM

Tower Beach Pavilion Reopens for Casual Use

Tower Beach is for the exclusive use of Sea Pines residential property owners and their accompanied guests. An attendant will be in place at Tower Beach daily from 7 AM-6 PM, until further notice to ensure only authorized users are parking in this private facility.

The Tower Beach Pavilion located at the Tower Beach Club Facility at 99 South Sea Pines Drive has reopened for casual use compliant with relevant COVID-19 guidelines and requirements. To encourage social distancing, the number of tables under the pavilion has been reduced and until further notice, pavilion reservations remain cancelled.

For questions regarding this facility, please contact CSA by phone at 843.671.1343 or by email at info@csaseapines.com

CSA Beach Shuttle Service to Resume on June 8th with Additional Safety Precautions

Safety remains our top priority as we provide the Beach Shuttle service to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, we have implemented enhanced safety protocols in light of COVID-19 while providing this service.

The beach shuttle service will be provided from Lot 8 (located off of Greenwood Drive between Fraser Circle and Willow Oak Road West) and will run to the Sea Pines Beach Club from June 8 – September 7 (Labor Day)*, 9 AM- 5 PM, seven days a week, weather permitting. Click here for more information and a copy of the Beach Shuttle Map.

  • Request to riders: Please be advised, close contact amongst passengers is expected. Passengers ride at their own risk. If you feel sick, have a fever, cough or other symptoms, please stay home and do not ride the trolley. Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face. Riders should practice social distancing when waiting for the trolley and when queuing and boarding the trolley.
  • Personal Protection Equipment is required: All passengers and trolley drivers will be required to wear cloth masks or face coverings when aboard the trolleys. Refusal to wear a mask or face covering or acting in an unsafe manner will result in denial of entry or expulsion from this service.
  • General Trolley and Sanitation Information: Trolleys will operate at 50% capacity. Staff will continuously monitor capacity levels on all trolleys to determine if additional reduction in seating capacity is needed. Trolleys will be cleaned with disinfectant sprays and all hard surfaces and high-touch areas will be cleaned at the end of service on a daily basis. The trolley driver reserves the right to deny service.

Questions: For questions regarding this service, please contact the Trolley Manager by phone at 843.671.7844 or by email at sptrolley@csaseapines.com


May 21, 2020- 7:00 PM

2020 Sea Pines Trolley and CSA Beach Shuttle Service Update

Due to COVID19, the Sea Pines Trolley and the CSA Beach Shuttle operations are suspended until further notice. CSA continues to review operational plans to determine the safest way to provide this service and we will keep the community up to date as to when this service may resume.

Sea Pines Beach Club Parking Plan

Effective tomorrow, May 22 at 8 AM, The Sea Pines Resort will implement parking restrictions at The Sea Pines Beach Club & Plantation Golf Club parking lots.
Under the temporary revised plan, The Sea Pines Resort has agreed that in addition to Sea Pines Property Owners and Registered Guests of The Sea Pines Resort that renters staying in overnight accommodations within Sea Pines and others with the “right of access” may also park at the Beach Club and Plantation Club overflow lot to access the Beach Club and Beach Club Beach Access Points. This access is being extended on a temporary basis into June, providing that this location can accommodate the influx of vehicles.
Click here to view an update from The Sea Pines Resort regarding The Resort’s Beach Parking Plan for the Sea Pines Beach Club and Plantation Golf Club as well as an FAQ (Click here).
Additionally, based on the need, if the Plantation Club overflow parking lot reaches capacity, then the Hilton Head Prep parking lot will be opened as additional overflow parking.

CSA would like to thank both The Sea Pines Resort as well as Hilton Head Prep for their assistance with this temporary parking arrangement while the CSA Beach Shuttle Service is not available.


May 15, 2020 – 4:30 PM

CSA Staff and Facility Updates

In our continuing effort to protect the Sea Pines Community, the CSA admin office and Community Center remains closed to the public. To comply with SCDHEC and CDC Employer guidelines, the majority of CSA business will continue to be conducted via telework. When necessary, we are setting in-person meetings by appointment only and have expanded our online service requests to include vehicle decal and ID cards. We have also implemented flexible meeting options to include live streaming via video conference.

All CSA security and maintenance services are operating under normal conditions. Please see below for a phone and email contact list for our main offices:

  • CSA Administration Office: 843.671.1343: Email CSA Administration
  • Sea Pines Security: 843.671.7170: Email Security
  • CSA Maintenance: 843.671.7849: Email Maintenance
  • CSA Gate Pass Office: 843.671.7277: Email Gate Pass Office

May 11, 2020 – 4:05 PM

Links to Governor Henry McMaster’s press conference on Coronavirus (COVID-19) at 4:30 p.m. today (Monday)

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster will give an update this afternoon at 4:30 pm. The governor is expected to address the media and discuss future openings of businesses around the state. You can watch it through these links:

https://beaufortcountysc.gov/the-county-channel/live.html

https://www.scetv.org/coronavirus


May 8, 2020 – 2:10 PM

Links to Governor Henry McMaster’s press conference on Coronavirus (COVID-19) at 4:00 p.m. today (Friday)

At 4:00 p.m. today (Friday, May 8, 2020), Governor Henry McMaster will be joined by state public health officials to update the public on the state’s response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. We encourage Beaufort County residents and guests to watch. You can watch it through these links:

https://www.scetv.org/coronavirus

https://beaufortcountysc.gov/the-county-channel/live.html


May 6, 2020 – 2:20 PM

Links to Governor Henry McMaster’s press conference on Coronavirus (COVID-19) at 4:00 p.m. today (Wednesday)

At 4:00 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 6, 2020), Governor Henry McMaster will be joined by state public health officials to update the public on the state’s response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. We encourage Beaufort County residents and guests to watch. You can watch it through these links:

https://www.scetv.org/coronavirus

https://beaufortcountysc.gov/the-county-channel/live.html


May 1, 2020 – 12:45 PM

Links to Governor Henry McMaster’s press conference on Coronavirus (COVID-19) at 4:00 p.m. today (Friday)

At 4:00 p.m. today (Friday, May 1, 2020), Governor Henry McMaster will be joined by state public health officials to update the public on the state’s response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. We encourage Beaufort County residents and guests to watch. You can watch it through these links:

https://www.scetv.org/coronavirus

https://beaufortcountysc.gov/the-county-channel/live.html


April 28, 2020 – 8:30 AM

The Hilton Head Town Council Special Meeting will be held today (Tuesday) at 2:00 pm.

View the Agenda at https://hiltonheadislandsc.gov/council/tcagendas.cfm

Please note: This meeting can be viewed on the Town’s Facebook page (http://facebook.com/TownofHiltonHeadIslandSC) or the Town’s Website (https://hiltonheadislandsc.gov/).


April 27, 2020- 12:30 PM

A reminder of the upcoming CSA Board meeting planned for April 28 at 10 AM from Larry Movshin, CSA Board Chairman. Click here to view.


April 24, 2020- 3:00 PM

Recent News: Sea Pines Beach Club Parking Lot Reopens to Sea Pines owners and Resort guest
The Sea Pines Beach Club and all if its dining and retail outlets are closed. However, Sea Pines property owners and guests staying in Sea Pines accommodations are welcome to use the beach club parking area and walkway to access the beach. Restrooms along the walkway are open for the convenience of visitors. Please note, beach activities are limited to walking, running and biking by order of the Town of Hilton Head Island.

April 22, 2020 – 10:00 AM

Links to Governor Henry McMaster’s press conference on Coronavirus (COVID-19) at 11:00 a.m. today (Wednesday)

At 11:00 a.m. today (Wednesday, April 22, 2020), Governor Henry McMaster will give an update on the state’s response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). We encourage Beaufort County residents and guests to watch. You can watch it through these links:

https://www.scetv.org/coronavirus

https://beaufortcountysc.gov/the-county-channel/live.html


April 21, 2020 – 9:45 AM

The Hilton Head Town Council Emergency Meeting will be held today (Tuesday) at 2:00 pm.

View the Agenda at https://hiltonheadislandsc.gov/council/tcagendas.cfm

Please note: This meeting can be viewed on the Town’s Facebook page (http://facebook.com/TownofHiltonHeadIslandSC) or the Town’s Website (https://hiltonheadislandsc.gov/).


April 20, 2020- 3:00 PM
Click here to view an Update on the RBC Heritage From the Heritage Classic Foundation


April 20, 2020 – 2:45 PM

Links to Governor Henry McMaster’s press conference on Coronavirus (COVID-19) at 4:00 p.m. today (Monday)

At 4:00 p.m. today (Monday, April 20, 2020), Governor Henry McMaster will be joined by state public health officials to update the public on the state’s response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. We encourage Beaufort County residents and guests to watch. You can watch it through these links:

https://www.scetv.org/coronavirus

https://beaufortcountysc.gov/the-county-channel/live.html


April 16, 2020 – 1:45 PM

Links to Governor Henry McMaster’s press conference on Coronavirus (COVID-19) at 4:30 p.m. today (Thursday)

At 4:30 p.m. today (Thursday, April 16, 2020), Governor Henry McMaster will be joined by state public health officials to update the public on the state’s response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. We encourage Beaufort County residents and guests to watch. You can watch it through these links:

https://www.scetv.org/coronavirus

https://beaufortcountysc.gov/the-county-channel/live.html


April 15, 2020- 4:30 PM

Click here to view an email update from Larry Movshin, CSA Board Chairman.


April, 13, 2020 – 2:30 PM

At 5:30 p.m. today (Monday, April 13, 2020), Governor Henry McMaster will be joined by state public health officials to update the public on the state’s response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. We encourage Beaufort County residents and guests to watch. You can watch it through these links:

https://www.scetv.org/coronavirus

https://beaufortcountysc.gov/the-county-channel/live.html


April 10, 2020 – 5:50 PM

Hilton Head Island Town Council Adopts Governor’s Order Impacting Short-Term Rentals

Hilton Head Island, S.C. – Due to overwhelming public concern, the Hilton Head Island Town Council today repealed an emergency ordinance it passed earlier this week and adopted Governor Henry McMaster’s previously issued executive order prohibiting short-term rentals during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Governor’s executive order 2020-19, signed into effect on Friday, April 3, directed owners of short-term rentals and other lodging accommodations from making or accepting new reservations from people traveling from areas the Centers for Disease Control has identified as places where COVID-19 transmission is widespread, including the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
The Governor’s order defines lodging establishments as “hotel, motel, villa, condominium, inn, tourist court, tourist camp, campground, bed and breakfast, residence, or any place in which rooms, lodging, or sleeping accommodations are furnished to transients for a consideration.”

April 10, 2020- 2:10 PM

Click here to view an email update from CSA 



April 10, 2020 – 9:00 AM

The Town Council Emergency Meeting will be held today (Friday) at 4:00 pm. Click here to view the April 10, 2020 Town Council Emergency Meeting Agenda.

To view the meeting: This meeting can be viewed on the Town’s Facebook page (http://facebook.com/TownofHiltonHeadIslandSC) or the Town’s Website (https://hiltonheadislandsc.gov/)


April 7, 2020 – 5:30 PM

Hilton Head Island Town Council Passes Ordinance Impacting Short-Term Rentals During COVID-19 Crisis

Hilton Head Island, S.C. – In furtherance of the Executive Orders issued by S.C. Governor Henry McMaster, the Hilton Head Island Town Council today passed an emergency ordinance that impacts short term rentals in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Pursuant to the Ordinance, the following restrictions are hereby in effect:

  • As of 12:01 a.m. on April 8, 2020, owners of short-term rental accommodations and their property managers, if any, are directed to cease and desist any rental that commences after this date and time and must refrain from such activity for the duration of this emergency ordinance.
  • As of 12:01 a.m. on April 8, 2020, no person shall check in or begin their occupancy of any rental commencing after this date and time and must refrain from such activity for the duration of this emergency ordinance.
  • Any person already occupying a rental unit prior to 12:01 a.m. on April 8, 2020, is exempted from this emergency ordinance.

The restrictions outlined above go into effect at 12:01 a.m., April 8, 2020 and will be in effect for 61 days or until the State of Emergency has been rescinded, whichever comes first.


April 7, 2020- 1:20 PM

Click here to view a Correction from Larry Movshin, Board Chairman-4/7/20


April 7, 2020- 9:30 AM

HHI Town Council will hold an Emergency Meeting today, April 7, 2020 at 10 am. View the Agenda at https://hiltonheadislandsc.gov/council/tcagendas.cfm

Please note: This meeting can be viewed on the Town’s Facebook page (http://facebook.com/TownofHiltonHeadIslandSC) or the Town’s Website (https://hiltonheadislandsc.gov/).


April 7, 2020- 8:00 AM

Click here to view a letter from Larry Movshin, CSA Board Chairman dated April 7th.


April 6, 2020 – 2:45 PM

At 4:00 p.m. today (Monday, April 6, 2020), Governor Henry McMaster will be joined by state public health officials to update the public on the state’s response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. We encourage Beaufort County residents and guests to watch. You can watch it through these links:

April 3, 2020- 7:50 PM

Click here to view an update from CSA.


April 3, 2020- 7:35 PM

An Important Message for those operating short term rentals in Sea Pines
At approximately 5:00 today, April 3, 2020, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, by executive order, has suspended all new short term rentals to individuals from CDC-designated “hot spots”. The order is effective immediately and applies to hotels, condos, vacation homes, motels, bed and breakfasts, resorts and all similar rentals. Click here to view the press conference.

April 3, 2020- 3:15 PM

At 4:30 p.m. today (Friday, April 3, 2020), Governor Henry McMaster will be joined by state public health officials to update the public on the state’s response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. We encourage Beaufort County residents and guests to watch. You can watch it through these links:

April 1, 2020- 2:15 PM

Click here to view an update from Larry Movshin, CSA Board Chairman regarding Sea Pines CSA private beach access points and an update on Tower Beach.


March 31, 2020

Governor Henry McMaster’s press conference on Coronavirus (COVID-19) at 4:00 p.m. today (Tuesday)

At 4:00 p.m. today (Tuesday, March 31, 2020), Governor Henry McMaster will be joined by state public health officials to update the public on the state’s response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. We encourage Beaufort County residents and guests to watch. You can watch it through these links:

March 28, 2020- 3:40 PM

Click here to view an update on CSA operations from Larry Movshin, CSA Board Chairman.


March 27, 2020- 6:30 PM

Click here to view an update on CSA operations related to COVID19.

South Carolina Governor Henry McMasters issues executive order regarding self-quarantine from COVID-19 hotspots
  • South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster orders and directs that 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. Click here to view the executive order.
Tower Beach Pavilion Closed Until Further Notice
  • Effective March 25, 2020 and until further notice, CSA has closed the Pavilion located at Tower Beach due to the CDC and DHEC recommendation on the reduction of crowd gatherings to no more than 3 persons due to COVID-19.
  • The boardwalks at Tower Beach remain open to allow beach access to authorized users. The restrooms at Tower Beach remain open and these facilities are receiving additional cleaning and sanitation.
  • Tower Beach is for the exclusive use of Sea Pines residential property owners and their accompanied guests and an attendant will be in place at Tower Beach daily from 7 AM-6 PM, until further notice to ensure only authorized users are parking in this private facility.

TOMORROW, SATURDAY MARCH 28
Heritage Red Geraniums For Sale

  • Due to the cancellation of the Heritage Golf Tournament, The Sea Pines Resort has more than 400 Heritage Red Geraniums that are no longer needed for landscaping. Instead of destroying these plants, The Resort will work with their landscaping company to make them available for purchase to the Sea Pines Community. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Heritage Foundation for COVID-19 Operations Relief.
  • Heritage Red Geraniums For Sale
    Trolley Lot 1 Off Of Greenwood Dr.
    Saturday, March 28 from 9 am to 12 pmCOST: Buy one, get one free $13.95 plus tax (Credit card only- no cash)Due to COVID-19, to maintain social distancing and not encourage crowd gatherings, those interested in purchasing Heritage Red Geraniums should enter through Trolley lot 1 entrance off of Greenwood Drive near the circle at the trolley drop off, an attendant will approach the car, confirm your desired quantity, charge your credit card and then load them into the trunk. To limit interaction, please do not exit your vehicle unless requested. For questions, please call 843-384-7339.

March 27, 2020-3:55 PM


March 27, 2020- 1:25 PM

  • Sheriff P.J. Tanner to hold press conference on coronavirus (COVID-19) at 2:00 today. Click here to view links where you can watch it live.

March 26, 2020-3:15 PM

  • At 4:30 p.m. today (Thursday, March 26, 2020), Governor Henry McMaster will give an update on the state’s response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). You can view the press conference at this link: https://www.scetv.org/coronavirus

March 25, 2020- 12:00 PM

  • Click here to view a message dated 3/25/20 from CSA Board Chairman, Larry Movshin regarding CSA Operations and COVID-19.

March 23, 2020- 3:00 PM

  • Click here to view an update from CSA on COVID-19
  • Click here to view a listing of Sea Pines operations providing for take-out, crubside pick up or delivery options. We encourage you to support these Sea Pines partners, as you consider your take out, curbside, and delivery options.
  • CSA has postponed the 2020 Sea Pines Trolley and Beach Shuttle Service until further notice as the safety of our Sea Pines property owners, visitors, guests, and employees are our top priority in these unprecedented times.

March 23, 2020- 1:45 PM

  • Governor Henry McMaster will be joined by state public health officials for a media briefing to update the public on the state’s response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus today, Monday, March 23 at 4:00 PM.
  • The press conference will be streamed live on SCETV’s website at scetv.org.

March 20, 2020- 9:30 PM

  • Click here to view A message from Larry Movshin, CSA Board Chairman regarding COVID-19 and CSA Operations.

March 20, 2020- 1:12 PM

  • Hilton Head Island Mayor John McCann will host a news conference at 3 p.m. today, Friday, March 20 2020, to discuss beach access amidst the coronavirus situation. The news conference will be held in the Benjamin M. Racusin Town Council Chambers at Town Hall, One Town Center Court. The news conference will also be streamed live on our facebook page www.facebook.com/TownofHiltonHeadIslandSC .
  • Hilton Head Island beaches, including access and closure, have been among the numerous questions and concerns that have flooded Town social media sites over the last several days. Mayor McCann will discuss actions the Town will take for the health and safety of the community.

March 19, 2020-1:49 PM
Sheriff P.J. Tanner to hold press conference on coronavirus (COVID-19) at 2:00 today. Click here to view links to watch the press conference.


March 18, 2020- 5:55 PM

  • Click here to view the CSA operations update from Sam Bennett, Sea Pines CSA President.
  • Effective March 18, 2020, at 5:00 PM and until further notice:
  • All CSA office buildings are closed to the public. Office staff will work remotely while a limited number of CSA staff will continue to operate out of CSA administrative offices. Our goal is to conduct as much CSA business as possible, either telephonically or electronically during this health-related situation. When necessary, we will set future in-person meetings by appointment only.
  • All CSA security and maintenance services are currently operating under normal conditions; however, there could be changes in the future as the situation with the virus progresses. We will update you as those changes are made.
  • Please see below for a phone and email contact list for our main offices:
  • All CSA managed events are canceled through May 12 (the recommended 8 week period per CDC guidelines); this could change based on virus developments. Please visit www.SeaPinesLiving.com/eventupdates for a listing of canceled or rescheduled CSA event updates.
  • Tower Beach and the Sea Pines Forest Preserve Shelter at Fish Island remain open at this time, and these facilities are receiving additional cleaning and sanitization. In these open-air locations, we highly recommend the use of the SCDHEC and CDC recommendations of social distancing and not congregating in groups of 10 or more.

March 18, 2020- 10:00 AM
Effective March 18, 2020, at 10:00 AM and until further notice, Community Services Associates, Inc. Allows For Free Gate Access into Sea Pines for Food, Grocery, Restaurant, and Pharmaceuticals Delivery Services Due to COVID-19. Click here to view the full news release.


March 17, 2020- 5:45 PM

  • All restaurants, bars and cafeterias statewide must stop all dine-in activity beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, according to officials with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division. Click here to view Governor Henry McMaster’s 4 pm (3/17/20) press conference on coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 17, 2020- 3:26 PM 
At 4:00 p.m. today (Tuesday, March 17, 2020), Governor Henry McMaster is holding a press conference on coronavirus (COVID-19). You can view the press conference at this link: https://www.scetv.org/coronavirus


March 16, 2020- 5:15 PM– CSA operations update from Larry Movshin, CSA Board Chairman and Sam Bennett, CSA President

Click here to view the full message.
  • The March 26th ASPPPO Board Meeting and the March 31st CSA Board Meeting are postponed to a date to be determined in the future.
  • As of noon on Tuesday, March 17, the CSA Community Center located at 71 Lighthouse Road Suite #120 will be closed until future notice. If organizers nevertheless choose to hold meetings as scheduled at alternative locations, we strongly encourage that they follow CDC directives and provide enough space for all participants to engage in “social distancing.”
  • The CSA Offices are currently open to the public. However, in order to protect our Staff from potential exposure to the virus, we strongly encourage the public to limit visits to the CSA Offices to essential matters only. If you are not feeling well, we ask that you avoid coming into the office to protect yourself, the Staff and others. To the maximum extent possible, please engage in business with CSA by telephone or email. The CSA Conference Rooms located at 175 Greenwood Drive will also be closed to public meetings.

March 15, 2020

SC Governor’s Press Conference Regarding Coronavirus Today (3/15/20 at 4:00 PM)

Governor Henry McMaster will be joined by state public health officials for a media briefing to update the public on the state’s response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus today, Sunday, March 15 at 4:00 PM. The press conference will be streamed live courtesy of SCEMD at scemd.org.


March 11, 2020

Community Services Associates, Inc (CSA) is closely monitoring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and following the latest guidance from South Carolina DHEC and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Currently, there are no changes to services provided by CSA due to COVID-19, however, CSA is implementing the following safety precautions due to the COVID-19. CSA has increased housekeeping and sanitation efforts at CSA offices, CSA is conducting employee training on preventing the spread of viruses and are asking employees who are sick to stay home and seek medical treatment.

Additionally, the CDC and SCDHEC recommend the following safety precautions which CSA is asking Sea Pines property owners, guests, visitors, and staff to implement:

– Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care. If you’re concerned about your health or are showing symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, please contact your healthcare provider.

-Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve, then throw the tissue in the trash.

-Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

-Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.

-Minimize close contact (e.g., recommending no handshaking or hugging)

Click here to view the full message.