Current Hilton Head Island Covid Mask Restrictions:
Individuals Required to Wear Face Coverings in Commercial Business Establishments. Mask UP! It’s the Law on Hilton Head Island. Town Council adopted Emergency Ordinance 2021-08 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 May 16, 2021 or the end of the State of Emergency.
Key Points of the Ordinance:
- Any person entering a commercial business establishment within the Town’s municipal limits must wear a mask.
- A face covering means a cloth of other type of masking device that covers the wearer’s nose and mouth, and which remains in place without the use of the wearer’s hands.
A commercial business establishment means any establishment located in a closed building or other indoor environment that primarily sells goods or services, or a combination of them, to the general public, including but not limited to grocery stores, restaurants, lobbies and public spaces in hotels, motels and timeshare complexes, pharmacies, bars, salons, retails stores, medical and dental offices.
Exceptions to this requirement include:
- Any person who is unable to safely wear a mask due to age, an underlying health condition, or who is unable to don or remove the Face Covering without the assistance of others.
- Persons eating or consuming food and beverages.
- Persons receiving medical care or treatment.
- Violators may be subject to a misdemeanor criminal offense, which carries a $500 fine or a 30-day jail sentence.
- Non-compliant businesses may have their business licenses suspended or revoked.