Sullivan’s Island passes new beach access restrictions

Sullivan’s Island passes new beach access restrictions
The town of Sullivan's Island passed a new ordinance on beach restrictions that take effect Monday morning. (Source: Live 5)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Sullivan's Island Town Council passed an ordinance Sunday to limit access in the wake of the novel coronavirus.

The new restrictions, which take effect Monday at 7 a.m., will give access only to residents, service workers, contractors, delivery services, medical service providers, caregivers and similar service providers for the next 14 days.

Access will be restricted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sullivan's Island Police will establish a checkpoint on SC-703 near the entrance to the island, Town Administrator Andy Benke said.

Residents must have either a driver's license with a Sullivan's Island address, a Sullivan's Island windshield decal or proof of property ownership.

Those attempting to access the Island for work must have proof of purpose, business license or other documentation that establishes a need to access.

Guest must be accompanied on the island by residents.

Council recinded its earlier emergency ordinance which prohibited beach access from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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