4 Jan 2021
If Hilton Head island is on your mind as the perfect place to live, work, and play in 2021, we have you covered! With ample sandy beaches, wonderful weather year-round, and breathtaking Lowcountry views, Hilton Head is the perfect place for a socially-distant and safe family vacation! With that, let us help you plan the perfect family trip for the new year with the answers to the most frequently-asked questions about Hilton Head Island response to the pandemic.
1. Where can I get the most up-to-date local Covid-19 information?
You probably are already familiar with the CDC and NPR’s websites (with total cases and weekly trends by state and territory). However, it is not news that as cases and information fluctuate regularly and rapidly,you want to have detailed information that is local to Hilton Head Island. As such, here are the official sites to get the most accurate information about visiting Hilton Head Island during Covid-19:
● The official website of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) - with monthly board meetings and daily reports on new cases, this site will bring you all the information you need to assess the risk of travel.
● Beaufort County Official Website: www.beaufortcountysc.gov/topics/coronavirus. This site offers an abundance of information on FAQs, such as breakdown by ZIP code of Beaufort County’s coronavirus cases, demographic data available on COVID-19 in South Carolina, open convenience centers, and the fact that boat ramps and beaches are open to the public.
● The official website of The Town of Hilton Head Island, SC: This site brings hyperlocal information about monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situations on Hilton Head, as well as other local happenings to safely enjoy while protecting the public's health.
Now that you’ve done your homework and have a better idea of Hilton Head’s status and response to the pandemic, here are the next things you want to keep in mind for a safe and healthy vacation to Hilton Head Island during COVID-19.
2. Is it Safe to Stay on Hilton Head Island?
With many county-level mandates for mask-wearing and maintaining a safe distance, Hilton Head is no different than other places around the country. What makes Hilton Head a safe place to be right now is the pleasant weather, the variety of outdoor activities, the extensive collection of private homes, and the selection of restaurants offering food to go. Needless to say, it is safe to socially distance yourself on Hilton Head while enjoying the many vacation amenities, outdoor spaces, and delightful food the island has to offer!
3. Are there specific local guidelines while on the island?
Mandatory mask mandates and social distancing rules are now the norm throughout the country, so keep up the good habits and exercise precaution by wearing your mask and avoiding large crowds while on Hilton Head. Opt for al-fresco dining, choose curbside vs. indoor dining, and enjoy the many outdoor activities available year-round. With our pleasant temperatures and gorgeous Lowcountry views, you can still experience a wonderful vacation in 2021, even in the midst of Covid-19.
4. Are Hilton Head Private Rentals Clean and Safe?
Not all vacation homes or vacation rental companies are created equal. While a private rental will offer the perfect balance between space and comfort, it is important to do your research and book your stay with a company with a proven track record for guest safety and satisfaction. For instance, in keeping our guests’ safety and homeowners’ satisfaction top-of-mind, we have implemented strict cleaning practices that ensure the overall wellbeing of our guests and homeowners. This is one of a few reasons we have record-breaking bookings for 2020. People trust our operations and commitment to guest safety and satisfaction. We have a large portfolio of private homes to fit your needs, so contact us if you would like to explore this option!
If you are ready to book your New Year private escape, contact us to learn more about our portfolio of nearly 400 vacation homes!