Local COVID19 News

In an effort to keep everyone informed of what is happening locally, we will try our best to collect information for you and post it in one place so that you do not have to hunt for it.

What to do during this crisis?

Please click on this link to access information on how to keep yourself safe and what to do if you think that you are ill.  The President has extended the guidelines until the end of April. 

Local Food Pantries

Our local food pantries are working hard to make sure that they, too, keep their food stock replenished.  Here are a list of Food Pantries:

SANDLEWOOD COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY

DEEP WELL PROJECT

BLUFFTON SELF HELP

MERCY MISSION - HARDEEVILLE - Is open for food distribution to those who have lost their jobs due to this crisis.  They are open Tuesday through Friday 10 until 2 p.m.  They are located on Route 17 Hardeeville,19869 Whyte Hardy Blvd or exit 5 - Hardeeville.

Where can you go for Take-out/Curbside/Delivery?

The Town of Hilton Head has compiled a list of local restaurants that will be offering this service.  Please support our local businesses as many of our parishioners work for these establishments and are now not working.  Please click on this link to access this page.

Tax Deadline Update

The tax deadline has been extended.  Please click on this link to find out more.

Unemployment Information

For information about Governor McMaster's Unemployment declaration, please click on this link.

Students

  • SFCS will be suspending in-person classes until the end of May with the option to open the first week of June. 
  • SFCS Virtual School will re-open on Monday, April 20th, after Easter recess, and will continue to move forward in our instruction, addressing standards, and benchmarks, and connecting with our students through our virtual learning environment.
  • The president has announced that they will not be enforcing Standardized Testing Requirements for all Elementary through High School Students.
  • All schools will be closed until the end of April.
  • Scholastic is offering a free on-line program for students
  • The president has waived interest on all student loans.  Please contact your lender.

Travel Bans

The Canadian and Mexican borders will be closed.  This will not affect commerce.  All international travel for United States citizens is suspended.

Openings

  • The Governor has reopened all of the Boat Ramps! 

  • The Governor has eased restrictions on department stores.  This means sporting goods, music, shoe, hobby, floral, luggage and leather, and book stores can reopen.  Please wear a mask at all stores!
  • Beaches will reopen to residents only on May 1st.  Please note that you will be required to obtain a resident beach pass for your vehicle.  For more information on how to obtain a Hilton Head Island Beach Pass, please click on this link.
  • Restaurants are opening for outdoor seating only.  Take-out is still available at most restaurants.  Please see the above link for restaurants that are doing curbside pickups.

If anyone finds out information that they would like to post, please contact Colleen.