COVID-19 Updates and Information

Last Updated: April 9th, 2020 9:00 AM EST.

The Hilton Head Island Visitor & Convention Bureau is closely monitoring the evolving situation regarding COVID-19. The health and safety of our valued visitors and residents always remains our top priority. We will continue to monitor and update you as COVID-19 continues to develop. We have compiled the following official resources to help you stay informed:

Visitors with questions regarding accommodations, reservations, and special events should inquire directly with the venue or establishment.

On April 6, Governor McMaster ordered a "Stay at Home or Work Order" effective 5 P.M. Tuesday, April 7, 2020. 

Home or Work Order

Beginning April 7, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., South Carolina visitors and residents are ordered to limit their movements outside of their residence (any dwelling facility without regard to the length of stay, such as single-family and multi-family units, modular and mobile homes, hotels, motels, etc.) to the following:

Essential Business.

  • Essential businesses are those not previously deemed “non-essential” in Executive Order 2020-17 or 2020-18

Essential Activities. Allowable activities include:

  • Caring for or visiting a family member in another residence or transporting or travelling with a family member as long as “social distancing” is adhered to;
  • Obtaining necessary supplies and services (household goods, medical supplies, equipment for telecommuting)
  • Engaging in activities essential for the health and safety of household (seeking medical, behavioral health, emergency services);
  • Caring for pets;
  • Engaging in outdoor exercise or recreational activities while maintaining a minimum distance of six feet;
  • Attending religious services;
  • Traveling as required by law (court proceedings, transporting children as  required by court order).

Click Here to Read the Full Order

Closures & Cancelations on Hilton Head Island

Please note: the situation is evolving rapidly, and this is not an exhaustive list. Please call ahead to individual businesses to confirm closures or modifications to regular schedules. This page will communicate closures from our partners as we receive them:

Hotels/ Home & Villa/ Timeshare Closure:


  • RBC Heritage Tournament: The PGA TOUR has announced the cancellation of tournaments through May 10th including the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing scheduled for April 13-19, 2020.
  • Beaches: Hilton Head Island public beaches are closed. Private beaches remain open.
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