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Marlboro County declares a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic

In response to the threat from the COVID-19, the Marlboro County Council approved an emergency ordinance to declare a state of emergency during a special called meeting Friday (March 20).
County Council Chairman Jason Steen said, in a press conference after the meeting, it was approved to take measures necessary to protect citizens and continue County operations during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Town of Clio implements COVID-19 procedures

CLIO  —  The Town of Clio has implemented steps Thursday (March 19) to protect its customers and employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The following temporary procedure changes are effective immediately:
— No visitors or walk-payments will be allowed in Town Hall. Customers are required to make payments in the dropbox on the front door.
— The Community Room is closed and not available for public or private events.

MCSD provides meals, education during COVID-19 shutdown; Sandhill offers credit

  • 19 March 2020
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MCSD provides meals, education during COVID-19 shutdown; Sandhill offers credit
During the coronavirus school shutdown, Marlboro County School District has continued to provide meals and online education to students.
Gov. Henry McMaster announced Sunday that all schools in the state were to be closed until March 31 to limit the spread of the COVID-19 disease.
McMaster has also asked that all public gatherings be limited to no more than 10 people.
Everyone should continue to practice disease prevention measures and follow recommendations for social distancing.

Various events, activities canceled or postponed due to coronavirus threat

  • 19 March 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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To reduce community spread of COVID-19, Gov. Henry McMaster has ordered all restaurants, bars, and cafeterias statewide to stop all dine-in activity beginning Wednesday.
Eateries should continue to provide delivery and take-out options.
Organized events of more than 10 persons in a state, county, city, or other publicly-owned facility are prohibited, except for essential government functions
Residents should avoid being in large groups, practice safe distancing, and continue to take precautions to stay healthy.

Businesses feeling the impact of COVID-19, facing tough choices

  • 19 March 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Businesses feeling the impact of COVID-19, facing tough choices
Throughout the state and country, people are feeling the impact of the COVID-19 virus, commonly known as the coronavirus.
Area businesses are facing questions of how to cope with this ever-changing new normal.
To reduce community spread of coronavirus, Governor Henry McMaster ordered all restaurants, bars, and cafeterias statewide to stop all dine-in activity beginning Wednesday.
Restaurants will be able to provide delivery and take-out options.
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