Sullivan’s island

Sullivan’s Island's town council voted to restrict island access to non-residents, between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., effective March 23.

For the next two weeks, non-resident travel to Sullivan's Island will be restricted with exemptions. The town has ordered visitors to stay off the island during select times to control overcrowding as a coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary effort.

At Sullivan’s Island's third Emergency Council Meeting on March 22, town council voted to limit access to the island and rescind restriction to the beach. Under the most up-to-date ordinance, access will only be given to the following from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the next 14 days:

  • Residents
  • Service workers
  • Contractors
  • Delivery services
  • Medical service providers
  • Caregiver and the like 

Sullivan's Island Police Department will set-up a checkpoint at the entrance of the island near the Ben Sawyer Bridge. The checkpoint at Breach Inlet connecting to Isle of Palms will be removed.

Residents should either have a driver's license with a Sullivan's Island address, a windshield decal or proof of property ownership. Residents will continue to have access to retail outlets on Isle of Palms and Mount Pleasant via the Isle of Palms Connector.

Likewise, residents of Isle of Palms will have access to Sullivan's Island via Breach Inlet and the Ben Sawyer Bridge.

Those attempting to access the island for work purposes must have proof via business license or other documentation. Guests must be accompanied on to the island by residents. For further clarification, see Ordinance 2020-03.

In addition, the town has suspended all Hospitality Tax collections for the next 90 days.

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