COVID-19 Kiawah Update

Posted In Community, Events, KICA Meetings

The Sandcastle to Reopen Monday with Limited Amenities and Required Reservations

On Monday, May 18, KICA facilities will commence a phased reopening in accordance with federal guidelines. Association facilities have been evaluated by MUSC (Medical University of South Carolina) health experts and their recommendations incorporated into reopening plans. New procedures are in place for the safety and enjoyment of our members and employees.


In the first phase of The Sandcastle’s reopening, we welcome back members to enjoy the pools, with advance reservations. The family pool and oceanfront adult pool will open for two daily sessions, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m.-5 p.m., to allow for sanitization preceding each session. Members are invited to reserve a maximum of one session daily. Pool reservations for Monday, May 18 will be accepted beginning on Sunday, May 17 at 8 a.m. at kica.us/sandcastle.

The Castle Grille will offer a limited to-go menu beginning Thursday, May 21. Online ordering and payment will be available as well as window ordering and bar service.

In Phase 1, due to occupancy limits, member guests will not be permitted. There will be no fitness classes, the strength and cardio room will be closed upon advisement from MUSC, no events or group meetings will take place, and the upstairs lounge, meeting rooms and veranda will be closed.

All members with pool reservations will be required to check in at the lobby. No members will be permitted without reservations. The pool gates will be locked, and therefore there will be no access to the beach at Boardwalk 8A. Boardwalk 8B, to the left of The Sandcastle from the parking lot, can be used to access the beach.


Local Stats

View local COVID-19 data for the state, Charleston County and our 29455 zip code on the DHEC website.

State and Town COVID-19 Updates

The governor has lifted the stay-at-home-or-work order. Restaurants are now permitted to offer modified indoor and outdoor dining, in addition to carry out. Close contact service providers (salons, spas etc.), public pools and gyms will be permitted to reopen in a limited capacity on Monday, May 18. The two-week self-quarantine is no longer mandatory for those traveling from virus hot spots. Learn more.

The town’s short term-rental moratorium expired on Friday, May 15. Learn more.

Beachwalker Park has reopened.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing for Residents

The Town of Kiawah Island has coordinated with MUSC (the Medical University of South Carolina) to offer COVID-19 antibody testing to Kiawah Island residents (only). All residents are asked to participate on Monday, May 18 through Wednesday, May 20 at the West Beach Conference Center. The testing will provide insight into the percentage of residents who have been exposed to COVID-19, and will be valuable for virus management planning. Reservations for antibody testing are filling up fast. Learn more.

Kiawah Updates by Organization

Town of Kiawah Island (TOKI)
Kiawah Island Golf Resort (KIGR)
Freshfields Village
Architectural Review Board (ARB)
Kiawah Island Club
Kiawah Island Utility (KIU)
Beachwalker County Park