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Impact of COVID-19 on Marlboro County Operations

  • 16 March 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Impact of COVID-19 on Marlboro County Operations
Marlboro County Government department heads, elected/appointed department heads and county council leadership met Monday morning (March 16) to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on county operations and to develop a response to the situation.
The following actions have been taken to protect the public and county employees while maintaining necessary County operations where possible.
Courthouse offices
Courthouse hours and operations will continue as normal for the time being. This includes the Tax Assessor, Auditor, Treasurer, Building Codes, Delinquent Tax, Clerk of Court and Probate Court. Plexiglas windows will be added where needed at public counters.
Additionally, there will be regular, disinfectant cleaning of public areas during the day.
Court related activities
Many hearings and proceedings have been postponed or rescheduled. Please contact your attorney or court officials for up-to-date information.
MWE Library
The Marian Wright Edelman Library will close to the public beginning tomorrow, March 17. Further details are available on the Library website (edelmanpubliclibrary.org) and Facebook page.
Recreation
Marlboro County Parks and Recreation has canceled youth baseball programs as well as all other planned events for the next 60 days. County facilities (Prince Center in Blenheim, Lindsay Park, and other facilities) will not be available for use or rent until further notice.
Museums
The Marlboro County Historical Museum will restrict the number of people able to tour the museums at one time. The Museum is developing a self-guided, outdoor tour of facilities and historical locations in the area.
In addition to the actions above, county officials will meet regularly to monitor the situation and take additional action as necessary. Citizens are encouraged to monitor county websites (marlborocounty.sc.gov) and social media pages as well as local media for updates as they become available.
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