COVID-19 | Update #1 City of Isle of Palms Monitoring COVID-19
The City of Isle of Palms, in coordination with federal, state and local partners, is closely monitoring the emergence and spread of COVID-19 and preparing for potential impacts to our community. As cases are confirmed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is posting regular updates on its website.
The health and well being of our employees and community is the City's top priority. City staff is coordinating with key stakeholders in our community and planning for continuity of normal operations.
The City of Isle of Palms wants to encourage people to stay calm, stay informed, share official and reliable information, practice common sense habits to reduce their risk of exposure and prepare for the possibility of having to stay home for several days.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends taking the following simple preventative measures to avoid the spread and reduce the risk of infection:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially you have been in a public space or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is now offering free telehealth screening to all South Carolinians. Anyone experiencing symptoms can visit MUSC.care and use the promo code COVID19 and be screened without having to leave the home.
The SCDHEC Care Line is available to provide general information about COVID-19 by calling 1-855-472-3432 from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. seven days a week.
For more information, please visit the CDC's and SCDHEC's websites.