Helping Hilton Head Island-Bluffton
Businesses Safely Thrive

A Healthy Business community is good for the whole Lowcountry. That’s why nine teams in the
Southern Beaufort County came together to develop the Path Forward Readiness Plan to support re-opening efforts post COVID-19. This plan supports all our core sectors and industries, ranging from Restaurants and Hotels to Arts and Culture, Early Childhood and Retail.

And, we want the public frequenting your business to do so with confidence. That’s why we’ve
developed a “pledge” seal
that you can physically display at your place of business after
reviewing the safety details specific to your business, and signing the official pledge.


Take the Pledge

Download your industry specific checklist and pledge document, confirm the checklist details, sign the pledge and email the signed document to [email protected].


We will send you the “I Took The Pledge” safety tool kit and window cling.


The seal demonstrates our commitment to safety as a top priority.

The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Promise

What is The Path Forward Readiness Plan?

A comprehensive start-up strategy for re-entry post quarantine, incrementally reopen
businesses using the appropriate protective measures necessary to safeguard
the health of our community, workforce and visitors.

  • How Does It Work?
  • Who Participates?
  • The Steering Committee
  • Task Force Groups

Nine teams will address specific industries and sectors, working to identify and help craft solutions that can assist businesses in The Southern Beaufort County area successfully navigate the re-opening efforts post COVID-19.

Path Forward Plan

The community: residents, business leaders, employees and civic leaders.

To Ensure We:

  1. Protect our communities
  2. Allow for the safe reopening of businesses
  3. Establish clear expectations for employees and customers

The Path Forward Steering Committee is lead by Ray Warco, C.P.A. and has representation from.

  • The Town of Hilton Head Island
  • The Town of Bluffton
  • Hilton Head Regional Healthcare
  • Other Healthcare Professionals

There are nine task force groups, each group has a chair or co-chair and representation from that particular business segment, local leadership and residents.

Path Foreward Organizational Chart