Published June 29, 2020
This morning, Hilton Head Island Town Council adopted Emergency Ordinance 2020-14 requiring individuals to wear face coverings in commercial business establishments in the municipal limits of the Town of Hilton Head Island effective 11:59 pm on June 30, 2020.
The ordinance says face coverings or masks are defined as “a cloth or other type of masking device that covers the nose and mouth, and remains in place without use of the wearer’s hands.”
According to the ordinance, any person entering a commercial business establishment which includes but not limited to, grocery stores, restaurants, lobbies and public spaces in hotels, motels and timeshare complexes, pharmacies, bars, salons, retail stores, medical and dental offices, in the municipal limits of the Town must wear a face covering while inside the establishment.
The following are exempt from the requirements of the ordinance:
- Any person who is unable to safely wear a Face Covering due to age, an underlying health condition, or who is unable to don or remove the Face Covering without the assistance of others is exempt from the requirements of this Ordinance:
- Persons eating or consuming food and beverages
- Persons receiving medical care or treatment
Any person who violates the requirements will be guilty of a misdemeanor and will be subject to penalties and or fines.
PDPOA will be posting signage throughout the community and handing out information to visitors at the pass office and gates to inform them of the new ordinance. We encourage you to pass this message along to your guests and visitors.