Just a reminder – all of Beaufort County, including the City of Beaufort, passed ordinances recently mandating masks in buildings open to the public. For the City of Beaufort, this includes both the public and employees.
City Council passed its ordinance at an emergency meeting on June 28. For months, public health experts have urged people to wear masks covering their nose and mouth when in an enclosed public space, or if unable to socially distance outside. Given the rising numbers of Covid 19 in both South Carolina and Beaufort County, City leaders took this essential step so that another shutdown can be averted.
Beaufort County Council, and town councils in Hilton Head, Port Royal and Bluffton, passed similar ordinances last week.
We thank you for keeping our community safer by wearing a mask! #togetherbft
Where you can find free masks
Mayor Billy Keyserling took the lead in the last month in helping local businesses provide masks for customers who entered without one. He is now working with the International Medical Corps to bring more masks to underserved communities.
You can get a free mask at the following establishments. Please consider patronizing the establishment while you are there.
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Contribute to free masks
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Beaufort Pride of Place to help provide more free masks to keep our community safe, here is how to do that:
Make payable to
City of Beaufort, Pride of Place
and mail to 1911 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC 29902.
Many thanks to our merchants and other local employers who have embraced the Beaufort Area Hospitality Association’s Safe Commitment.
By making the Safe Commitment, a business pledges to develop, implement and maintain a plan unique to its enterprise to properly clean and disinfect public spaces and follow recommended CDC guidelines to mitigate spread of COVID-19.
Businesses that sign up online will receive a Safe Commitment decal for their storefront and a Safe Commitment packet loaded with resources to help fulfill the pledge.
Easy to do business with us virtually
Reminder: It’s easy to do business with the City both online and through the phone.
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Beaufort Memorial Hospital is now offering a weekly newsletter dedicated to Covid-19 updates.
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Latest from DHEC:
Total positive cases: 46,247
Total tests: 482,722
Total deaths: 819
Total positive cases: 1,510
Total deaths: 22
Note: Beaufort Memorial Hospital is planning to hold community testing events in the near future. We will be sharing information about that on our Facebook page.