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Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
Friday March 27th, 2020 :: 10:45 a.m. EDT


Sheriff P.J. Tanner to hold press conference on coronavirus (COVID-19) at 2:00 today. Links to view live.

Links to press conference on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Today (Friday), at 2:00, Sheriff P.J. Tanner will hold a press conference on coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office headquarters building in Beaufort. Joining Sheriff Tanner at the press conference to discuss coronavirus (COVID-19) on a county level will be Beaufort County and municipal government leaders (who will participate virtually for social distancing considerations). In addition, the president of Beaufort Memorial Hospital Russell Baxley and members of hospital staff will participate in the press conference. Media (print, television and radio) have been invited to attend. 

Where to watch the press conference live 
The County Channel's live link:

County Channel through the following television providers and channels:
Comcast  Channel: 2
Hargray  Channels: 9 & 113
Spectrum Channel: 1304

Beaufort County Government Facebook page:
Social distancing and outdoor activities
To help prevent the spread and better protect yourself, your families and others from coronavirus (COVID-19), we urge you to adhere to CDC and DHEC recommendations of social distancing, staying six (6) feet apart, and the governor's executive order prohibiting groups of 3 or more people.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will maintain an increased presence on Beaufort County's (northern and southern Beaufort County, to include Daufuskie Island) beaches, sand bars and in its parks to disperse large gatherings of people.

We appreciate your cooperation and compliance with the governor's executive order and recommendations of social distancing.

Resources and information on coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office wants to ensure that you have access to official sources (Centers for Disease Control/South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control) of information on coronavirus (COVID-19). Please see the PDF document attached to this advisory.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office will keep you informed

We will continue communications on coronavirus (COVID-19) with our federal, state, county and municipal partners, and will keep you informed on impacts it may have on Beaufort County.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office cares about your health and safety. As we move through these concerning times, we ask you to please continue to remain calm, cooperative and courteous with one another.


Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
2001 Duke St
Beaufort, SC 29902

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 843-255-3200