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News Release

Hilton Head Island Town Council to Consider Ordinance Requiring Face Coverings

Release Date: June 25, 2020

Contact Information:
Carolyn Grant email icon , Communications Director, 843-341-4618

Hilton Head Island Mayor John McCann has called a special Town Council meeting for 8:30 am Monday, June 29, to consider an ordinance requiring that face masks or face coverings be worn in certain areas on the Island.

"I have been encouraged by Town Council members to pursue a law mandating that face masks be worn. I believe it will help ease fears among the residents of our community about contracting the coronavirus and how it's being spread and I fully anticipate the Town Council adopting something along these lines," McCann said.

McCann said several municipalities across the state and country have adopted ordinances regulating the wearing of face masks. "With the legal opinion from the state’s Attorney General's office, I feel it’s crucial for Town Council to discuss this type of ordinance to protect our residents and help stop the spread of the virus."

The public may view the meeting on the Town's main Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TownofHiltonHeadIslandSC), the Public Meeting Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TownofHiltonHeadIslandMeetings) and the Town’s website (www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov).