Healthy Traveling Tips and Resources
COVID-19 Resources and Information
Explore North Myrtle Beach is closely following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and other world health organizations to do our part to assist in the flattening of the curve of COVID-19. The safety and well-being of our visitors, employees, families, and the residents of North Myrtle Beach is our top priority. COVID-19 is continuously evolving and we want to ensure you that we are monitoring information from local, state, and federal authorities constantly.
We look forward to welcoming you back to North Myrtle Beach when the time is right for you. While you are here, we ask that you follow safe travel practices and CDC guidance to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Follow these tips for a healthy and safe vacation:
- Use a mask or face covering when in public - Per NMB City Ordinance 20-17, a secure face covering is required in any place where social distancing is not possible. For a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding face coverings in NMB, please click here.
- Wash your hands, and wash them often! Use hand sanitizer when soap is not available and avoid touching your face, mouth, and eyes.
- Socially Distance. Be sure to set up your beach chair at least 6 feet away from others.
- Cover your cough and sneezes.
#TravelConfidently This Summer
When we all do our part, we can all #TravelConfidently. Wear your mask, keep a safe distance and regularly wash your hands— no matter where you are traveling.
If you begin to feel unwell while you are in North Myrtle Beach, the following resources are here to help.
Heeding current recommendations to stay home if one feels sick, South Carolina healthcare providers are offering free telehealth services to the public. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms in South Carolina you can receive a free consult from a healthcare professional.
- McLeod Health Telehealth Screening
- MUSC Virtual Care
- SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
Care Line: 1-855-472-3432
For general questions about COVID-19, SCDHEC has staff available to answer calls from 8:00am-6:00pm. In the case of an emergency, call 9-1-1.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the current status of COVID-19 cases in the North Myrtle Beach area?
Updated information on the status of COVID-19 in the state of South Carolina can be found here.
Are face-coverings required in the City of North Myrtle Beach?
They are. You will need to wear a face-covering anywhere that social distancing is not easily possible. Examples include but are not limited to retail businesses such as grocery stores and pharmacies, hair and nail salons, barbershops, and tattoo parlors. For more information and to read a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the ordinance, please click here.
Are the beaches open?
They are! Effective April 21, 2020, Executive Order 2020-16 was canceled and the North Myrtle Beach City Council voted to re-open all public beach accesses, adjacent parking lots, and facilities. Beachgoers are required to practice social distancing and are prohibited from gathering in crowds of more than three people unless they are a family unit.
Are restaurants open for interior dining?
Yes! Restaurants can be open to both interior and outdoor dining. Tables must be spaced at least 6ft apart and restaurants can only operate at 50% capacity. Be sure to call ahead to your favorite spots to make reservations and to see if they have modified hours of operation. Not comfortable with eating out? Most restaurants are still offering carry-out and curbside options.
What attractions are open?
Effective May 22, under the guidance of AccelerateSC, some attraction facilities were permitted to reopen. These include aquariums, waterparks, miniature golf, bingo halls, go-kart facilities and more. A full list of guidelines for attractions can be found here.
Which retailers are open?
South Carolina retailers have been allowed to re-open their doors; however, stores are restricted to 5 customers per 1000 square feet or limited to 20% of total occupancy. We encourage you to contact your favorite retailers to check for amended store hours or extended closures.
Are accommodations accepting reservations?
Yes, North Myrtle Beach accommodations are accepting reservations according to information here.