Coronavirus – Closings, Cancellations and Postponements

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*As of press time, Tuesday, March 24

City, County and Federal Offices/ Departments

The following are closed through March 31:

Beaufort County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Department

Beaufort County Animal Shelter

Beaufort County Assessor’s Office

Beaufort County Auditor

Beaufort County Business License Department

Beaufort County Detention Center (all visitations are suspended until further notice)

Beaufort County Disabilities and Special Needs Department (all non-essential programming)

Beaufort County Parks and Recreation (all facilities and pools)

Beaufort County Probate Court (closed to in-person access, except for filing of documents, making payments or emergency hearings not held by video or telephone conference)

Beaufort County Public Libraries

Beaufort County Records Management

Beaufort County Register of Deeds and Public Deed Room 

Beaufort County Treasurer’s Office

Beaufort County Veterans Affairs Office

Beaufort Magistrate Court 

Beaufort Municipal Court (cases canceled through March 26)

Reconstruction Era National Historical Park Visitor Center

14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office (operating virtually)

Public Meetings

The following have been canceled unless otherwise noted by reschedule date:

Beaufort County Council Meetings will continue but residents are encouraged to watch online or via The County Channel

Beaufort County Design Review Board April 2 meeting

Beaufort County District Meetings for Council Members Chris Hervochon and York Glover (postponed/ TBA)

Beaufort County’s Historic Preservation Review Board, Airports Board and Southern Beaufort County Corridor Beautification Board

Beaufort County Open Land Trust Annual Meeting (postponed/TBA)

Beaufort County School Board (all March meetings)

Cat Island Community Meeting (postponed/ TBA)

City of Beaufort (all public meetings except council meetings are canceled; live city council meetings can be viewed on the city’s Facebook page)

City parks (closed to public events and programming; parks will be open for passive recreation, such as walking or jogging)

Mossy Oaks Task Force Meeting

Schools and Universities

The following are closed through March 31:

Beaufort County School District – all schools 

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools at Laurel Bay

Lowcountry Montessori School

St. Peter’s Catholic School

Technical College of the Lowcountry

University of South Carolina Beaufort classes will transition to online instruction starting March 23 and will run through April 5; residence halls closed through April 5

Community Events and Performances 

The following have been canceled unless otherwise noted by reschedule date:

AMIKids Croquet Picnic Fundraiser at Brays Island

Beaufort Twilight Run 

Coastal Stage Productions’ “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” at AmVets 

Coastal Stage Productions’ “Always A Bridesmaid” at AmVets (rescheduled for May 22-24)

Family Promise of Beaufort’s “A Night of Promise” (rescheduled for Oct. 29)

Great Helicopter Egg Drop at Beaufort Academy

Soft Shell Crab Festival

Taste of Beaufort

USC Beaufort’s Center for the Arts (all events, author luncheons, Monday movie nights, Met Opera live in HD, Women’s Wellness Weekend, rehearsals, auditions and performances through April 5 are cancelled and will be rescheduled as soon as possible)

Museums

Beaufort History Museum and Visitors Center at The Arsenal

John Mark Verdier House Museum

Sporting Events/ Outdoor Recreation

Adaptive Golf March Monthly Clinic

Carolinas Classic All-Star Basketball games

First Tee of the Lowcountry (all lessons canceled until further notice)

High school sporting events (spring sports canceled)

Hunting Island Lighthouse Tours (canceled through March 31)

Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic in Columbia

PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing

SCDNR Youth Fishing Tournament (Postponed/TBA)

USC Beaufort spring sports

Community Meetings/ Other Miscellaneous Events

The following have been canceled unless otherwise noted by reschedule date:

Beaufort County Democratic Party Convention 

Beaufort Digital Corridor (all events until further notice)

Democratic Club-South of the Broad regularly scheduled meetings and precinct organizing meeting (conference call to be held at 10 a.m. on March 21) 

Fripp Island Audubon Club (all meetings canceled until further notice)

Greater Bluffton Republican Club’s Republican of the Year Dinner (Reschedule date TBA)

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