Special called Council meeting tomorrow to discuss ‘stay at home’ ordinance

 

Greenville City Council will hold a special called meeting Tuesday, March 31 at 4 p.m. to address an emergency “stay at home” ordinance. The agenda and ordinance are available here: https://www.greenvillesc.gov/AgendaCenter Citizens…

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City of Charleston March 30 coronavirus PM update

 

The city of Charleston continues to operate at OPCON 1 and the city’s Stay at Home ordinance remains in effect with non-essential businesses closed citywide. In an effort to resume trash…

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South Carolina announces two additional deaths related to COVID-19, 151 new cases

 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced two additional deaths related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the state’s total number of deaths to…

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Coronavirus outbreak in South Carolina – updated information here

 

Updated March 26, 2020 at 10:00 am The links provided below will be updated regularly as information becomes available. Keep checking back here for updates. South Carolina announces two additional…

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City of Columbia Stay Home Stay Safe Ordinance in effect

 

From Mayor Steve Benjamin: The City of Columbia Stay Home Stay Safe Ordinance took effect Sunday and aims to slow the spread of COVID-19 and prevent our local healthcare systems from being…

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Columbia of Columbia opens applications for the Small Business Stabilization Forgivable Loan Fund (SBSF)

 

The City of Columbia has opened applications for the Small Business Stabilization Forgivable (SBSF) Loan Program intended to provide small businesses immediate assistance that are struggling to access capital and keep…

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Gov. Henry McMaster orders public access to all beaches closed

 

Public Boat Ramps and Landings Closed on All Lakes, Rivers and Waterways Governor Henry McMaster issued Executive Order 2020-16, which orders the closure of all public access points to the…

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Gov. Henry McMaster declares Vietnam War Veterans Day in South Carolina

 

Governor Henry McMaster has issued a proclamation naming today Vietnam War Veterans Day in South Carolina. The Vietnam Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 designated March 29th as the date to annually recognize…

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South Carolina announces four deaths related to COVID-19, 86 additional cases 

 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced four additional deaths related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the state’s total number of deaths to 13.…

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Columbia City Council enacts Stay Home Stay Safe emergency order to be effective Sunday, March 29

 

Columbia City Council has declared an emergency order enacting a Stay Home Stay Safe order, which will become effective on Sunday, March 29 at 12:01 a.m. Ordinance 2020-034 was discussed…

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South Carolina announces two deaths related to COVID-19, 32 additional cases 

 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced two additional deaths related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the state’s total number of deaths to nine.…

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TD Saturday Market launches Market Connect

 

The City’s Events and Cultural Affairs Department launched Market Connect, a resource guide to support TD Saturday Market vendors and promote much-needed services to the community. The online resource guide…

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COVID-19 solid waste collection procedures

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Solid Waste Division is asking all residents to ensure all household garbage is bagged and containerized and all recyclables are containerized in the appropriate City-issued…

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South Carolina announces additional 82 cases of COVID-19

 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is investigating 82 additional cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the total number statewide to 424 cases in…

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County announces changes to trash collection amid COVID-19 outbreak

 

Curbside trash collection in unincorporated areas of Richland County will be modified during the COVID-19 health crisis to focus on household garbage and recycling, as yard waste and bulk item…

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City of Charleston March 23 coronavirus update

 

 The city of Charleston continues to operate at OPCON 1, with city buildings closed to the public and employees transitioning to working from home. Those who are unable to telecommute…

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City enacts curfew, temporarily closes Falls Park to prevent gatherings

 

On Monday, March 23, the City of Greenville took additional steps designed to protect citizens, urge social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. City Manager John…

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SCDOR temporarily allowing curbside beer and wine pickup

 

South Carolina Regulation 7-702.51 has been temporarily suspended, allowing current holders of a valid On or Off-Premises Beer/Wine Permit who meet certain requirements to sell sealed containers of beer and wine…

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SCDOR extends income tax deadline to align with IRS

 

In response to the challenges of COVID-19 and in accordance with Executive Order 2020-12, the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) is moving the due date for Income Tax returns and…

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City’s Impact of COVID-19 on Small Business Survey now open

 

The City of Columbia and its Office of Business Opportunities is extremely concerned about the impact of the outbreak of the Coronavirus, now referred to as COVID-19 pandemic on our…

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Carranza implements automatic deferment on existing SBA disaster loans through end of 2020

 

Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced changes to help borrowers still paying back SBA loans from previous disasters. By making this change, deferments through December 31, 2020, will be…

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SCDOR extends Income Tax deadline to align with IRS and temporarily allows curbside sale of beer and wine by restaurants

 

In response to the challenges of COVID-19 and in accordance with Executive Order 2020-12, the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) is moving the due date for Income Tax returns and…

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Lexington County Emergency Operations Center moves to OPCON 2 in response to COVID-19

 

The Lexington County Emergency Operations Center is moving from Operational Condition Three to Operational Condition Two, as County officials continue to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 on our community and…

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Gov. Henry McMaster Issues Executive Order 2020-13

 

Governor Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2020-13 and the following statement: “This weekend, we saw large crowds gathered on beaches, on sandbars, and in parking lots. We are facing a dangerous and…

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City Council approves $6 million COVID-19 emergency economic stimulus package

 

By Steve Benjamin Mayor, City of Columbia As our citizens, small businesses owners, public safety and public health workers, non-profit and social service leaders struggle to overcome the economic and…

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U.S. Department of Education approves South Carolina assessment suspension waiver

 

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman and the S.C. Department of Education (SCDE) have received notice that the U.S. Department of Education has approved the agency’s assessment and accountability suspension…

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Mayor Tecklenburg’s coronavirus press conference remarks, March 22

 

Today, at a 4 p.m. press conference with representatives from Charleston County, the City of North Charleston and the Town of Mount Pleasant Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg gave the following…

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State of South Carolina reports two COVID-19 related deaths

 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has reported the state’s second and third deaths related to COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the state’s total number of…

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SBA approves Gov. Henry McMaster’s request for disaster assistance

 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Governor Henry McMaster’s request for the agency to offer South Carolina’s small businesses with disaster assistance. Governor McMaster requested the disaster declaration in…

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Greenville Mayor takes emergency action to halt spread of COVID-19

 

Requires Restaurants, Bars to Close Dining Areas, Offer Curbside and Drive-Thru Only City of Greenville Mayor Knox White took emergency action to stop the spread of COVID-19 by requiring bars,…

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County Government Buildings to Close to Public, Nonessential Staff on Friday

 

Core operations such as trash collection, EMS won’t be affected Access to Richland County Government facilities will be restricted to essential personnel beginning Friday, March 20, in an effort to…

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County of Lexington adjusting daily operations, public no longer allowed in County facilities due to COVID-19

 

County of Lexington officials are continuing to monitor the impact that COVID-19 is having on the Lexington County community and the services the County provides to its residents and visitors.…

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City of Charleston coronavirus March 18 PM update

 

The city of Charleston remains at OPCON 2, with modified operations designed to limit in-person contact. According to SC DHEC, there are now 60 positive cases of coronavirus in South…

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Columbia City Council declares curfew effective Wednesday, March 18

 

The curfew restricts travel and public gatherings citywide from 11:00 pm until 6:00 am. Columbia City Council confirms Mayor Steve Benjamin’s State of Emergency declaration of a city-wide curfew (Ordinance…

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DHEC announces additional 13 cases of 2019 novel coronavirus in South Carolina

 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is investigating 13 additional cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the total number statewide to 60 cases in…

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SCDSS warns public of phishing scams

 

The South Carolina Department of Social Services recently learned of a possible phishing scam in an attempt to acquire personal identifying information from individuals perceived to be recipients of federal…

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Congaree National Park is modifying operations to implement latest health guidance

 

Congaree National Park is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social…

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West Columbia Police Department modifies operations to continue to provide services during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

As the response to COVID-19 evolves, The West Columbia Police Department is committed to protecting the community against the spread of the illness. The West Columbia Police Department is following…

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Mosquito Prevention and Protection events coming up

 

What: Learn About Mosquito Prevention and Protection When: 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Friday, April 24 Where: Richland Library Main, 1431 Assembly St., Columbia When: 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Friday, May 8 Where: Richland Library Ballentine, 1200…

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Commissioner Weathers urges calm on food supply

 

As South Carolinians come together to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers wants people to know that there is plenty of food to weather the…

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City of Charleston coronavirus March 17 PM update

 

The city of Charleston remains at OPCON 2, with modified operations designed to limit in-person contact. According to SC DHEC, there are now 47 positive cases of coronavirus in South…

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City of Charleston coronavirus March 16 PM update

 

The city of Charleston continues to operate at OPCON 2, indicating a state of modified operations intended to limit person-to-person contact. Charleston City Council met telephonically this afternoon to receive…

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South Carolina ETV reimagines mission-driven partnership with S.C. Department of Education in response to COVID-19

 

Network to modify programming three days each week beginning March 24 South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced a plan in partnership with the S.C. Department of Education (SCDE) to broadcast…

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Residents advised to view County Council meeting on TV or online

 

Richland County Council will meet at its regularly scheduled time Tuesday, March 17. However, because of growing concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, residents are encouraged to view the…

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Council Chair Signs Emergency Disaster Declaration in Preparation for COVID-19

 

Richland County Council Chair Paul Livingston has signed an emergency declaration in accordance with County ordinance to initiate specific actions to respond to COVID-19, or coronavirus. Over the past four…

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Main Street District – Here’s How You Can Help

 

From the City Center Partnership: Dear Friends, The safety and health of Main Street District workers, residents, and patrons is very important to us at City Center Partnership. We encourage everyone…

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City of Cayce issues COVID-19 Safety Precautions

 

City Provides List of Important Resources for Cayce Residents CAYCE, SC – In the City of Cayce, we pride ourselves on excellent services and communication to our citizens, our businesses and our visitors;…

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Richland Soil and Water Conservation District awards 3 mini-grants to local groups

 

The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has awarded three Conservation Education Mini-Grants totaling $2,000 to support local schools’ environmental efforts this spring. With the three newly awarded grants,…

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State of South Carolina reports first COVID-19 related death

 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has reported the state’s first death related to COVID-19 novel coronavirus. “We regret to report that South Carolina has suffered…

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City of Columbia to close park facilities until further notice

 

The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department has announced that they will close park facilities until further notice to protect citizens and minimize opportunities to spread COVID-19 in our…

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