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Emergency Declarations

During the current state of emergency, the South Carolina Office of the Governor has made emergency declarations to help protect and keep us all safe. 

As of March 26, 2020:


The City Council for the City of North Myrtle Beach passed and approved an emergency ordinance in order to, among other things 

  • suspend the rental and use of Short-Term Rentals, Hotels and other Overnight Accommodations for 29 days or less 

  • Beginning 7:00 am on Friday, March 27, 2020 through April 30, 2020. 

  • Visitors currently checked in may remain until the end of their existing reservations. 

  • Rental and use of Short-Term Rentals, including, but not limited to Hotels, Motels, Condo Hotel, Rental Property, inclusive of private management companies and HOA's, Airbnb, VRBO style lodging, public and private campgrounds and other Overnight Accommodations. 

  • Exempt: Short-Term Rentals extended to Government, Hospital, Health, Agency, Law Enforcement, Military, and other Critical Personnel actively responding to COVID-19. 

For the full emergency ordinance, please review here.

As of March 20, 2020: 

Statement by Gov. McMaster: A state of emergency exists in South Carolina to prevent the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus.  To save lives, I have directed SLED and local law enforcement to disperse crowds gathered on our state's beaches. Coastal residents can responsibly maintain social distance while enjoying our state's beaches. 

That enforcement order declares that it is unlawful for a person to, “congregate, unless authorized or in their homes, in groups of three or more and to refuse to disperse upon order of a law enforcement officer.” 

The full enforcement order can be read here

As of March 17, 2020: 

Gov. McMaster directed: 

  • Restaurants and bars must close their dine-in service. 

  • Organized events of more than 50 persons in a state, county, city, or other publicly-owned facility are prohibited, except for essential government functions

  • The entire Executive Order can be found here