Town of Bluffton leaders remain in close communication with federal, state and regional officials including representatives the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and area healthcare systems on the situation related to the coronavirus.
In addition, Town officials are working to review and update Town plans, policies and procedures to reflect all current recommendations and best practices.
About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- 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.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
Latest Update from the Town of Bluffton as of May 2, 2021
U.S. View (Source: covid.cdc.gov)
- 32,267,958 Confirmed Cases in the United States since 2/26/20
- 574,679 Total Deaths in the United States since 2/26/20
- 52,528 7-Day Moving Average – down significantly from last week
- 248M Vaccines administered
- 44.5% U.S. Population having received at least the first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
- 32% U.S. Population having been fully vaccinated
South Carolina View (Source: scdhec.gov/covid19)
- 581,221 Confirmed Cases in South Carolina since 3/4/20
- 9524 Total Deaths in South Carolina since 3/4/20
- 714 7-Day Moving Average – down again
- 2,960,657 Vaccines administered in SC
- 42.2% SC Population receiving at least the first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
- 32.3% SC Population having been completely vaccinated
Beaufort County View (Source: scdhec.gov/covid19)
- 16,713 Confirmed Cases in Beaufort County since 3/4/20
- 204 Total Deaths in Beaufort County since 3/4/20
- 83 NEW Cases confirmed in Beaufort County in the WEEK ending 4/11/2021
- 77,152 County residents having received at least the first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
Bluffton View (Source: scdhec.gov/covid19)
- Cases by Zip Code Since 3/4/20:
- Residents received at least the first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
- 29909 - 13,938/71.8%
- 29910 - 18,538/44.5%
- The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released new guidance and vaccinated persons can now safely meet outside without masks. For additional details, visit: cdc.gov.
Resources and Information
Guidance for Businesses and Employers
Information for Travel
Hurricane Season and Coronavirus
Those with questions about COVID-19 can call the DHEC Care Line at 1-855-472-3432. Staff is answering calls from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.