Healthy Traveling Tips and Resources
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 and recently prompted us to implement our virtual Visitor Information Center.
COVID-19 is continuously evolving. The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB wants to ensure you, we are monitoring information from local, state, and federal authorities constantly. As business operations evolve, we will do our part to update our platforms with vital information, cancellations, or postponements. Click here for a list of current cancellations, or postponements.
As of May 20, 2020:
Governor Henry McMaster announced that attraction facilities will be permitted to open throughout South Carolina beginning Friday, May 22nd. The governor’s announcement comes after AccelerateSC has been meeting for nearly a month to determine the safest ways to reinvigorate the state’s economy.
The “Response” component of AccelerateSC has established exhaustive safety guidelines for businesses that have been allowed to reopen. Guidelines for attraction facilities can be found here and on the AccelerateSC website, along with guidelines for all recently re-opened businesses.
Examples of attraction facilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Historic buildings and sites
- Amusement park rides
- Go-Kart tracks
- Bingo facilities (specific guidelines can be found here)
- Miniature golf facilities
For the full press release announcement, click here.
DO THE FIVE…Help Stop Coronavirus
- HANDS, wash them often
- ELBOW, cough into it
- FACE, don’t touch it
- FEET, stay more than 6 ft apart
- FEEL sick? Stay home.
Information for those with symptoms:
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the beach open?
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.
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.
Will my hotel offer refunds?
Cancellation and refund policies vary by business, please reach out to your accommodations for their latest policies. Many hotels and resorts are adjusting their policies to accommodate changing travel plans and allowing guests to rebook for a later date.
What 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.
Are there any closures and event cancellations?
Following the CDC recommendations, many cancellations and closures are happening. For a list of cancellations and closures we are monitoring, click here.
For a list of Grand Strand cancellations and closures, click here.
As more cancellations occur, we recommend you check with the business/event for the most updated and accurate information.
What restaurants are currently offering pick-up and delivery?
The following list is continually being updated with restaurants offering pick-up and delivery services: https://www.myhorrynews.com/news/update-----these-restaurants-businesses-are-open/article_8e380ce0-67c6-11ea-afea-3ba9bdd4d7a3.html
We recommend contacting the restaurant directly for any further questions.