Coronavirus: The latest local updates, cancellations, resources, + more

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Major Local Announcements

  Last night, Greenville City Council voted unanimously to implement a downtown nighttime curfew of the central business district, which will apply every night between 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Wednesday. The city also decided to close Falls Park for the foreseeable future, effective today. (Greenville News)

On Monday, S.C. Governor Henry McMaster announced that all law enforcement officers in S.C. are obligated to disperse any public gatherings of three or more people outside of their homes – with the exclusion of businesses + employers. (The State)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently approved a request by Gov. Henry McMaster regarding disaster assistance to S.C. small businesses. The SBA is now offering low-interest federal disaster loans to state small businesses that are impacted by the coronavirus. Find additional details on the application process here. (FOX Carolina) 

  Starting this week, South Carolina State Parks will be closed Wednesdays and Thursdays. The closure applies to all of S.C. State Parks’ 47 locations. (Greenville News) 

In response to increased demand for face masks, goggles, face shields and N95 or similar masks, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System recently announced the launch of a mask challenge. Local organizations have donated more than ~10,000 face masks to help equip the healthcare system. Groups or individuals looking to donate masks can find more information here. (WYFF 4) 

The Cancer Society of Greenville County has announced that the 2020 Hope Ball, originally scheduled for April 24, will be postponed until September 25.

The 2020 Olympics set to be held in Tokyo beginning July 24 will be postponed + might not take place until 2021. This is the first time in history the Olympics will be postponedbefore, the Olympics has only been cancelled three times: once for WWI and twice for WWII. (WSPA)

Schedule Changes

College and professional sporting events (CBS Sports)

South Carolina colleges and universities (WCSC)

Local events (WYFF 4)

Greenville County School District 

City of Greenville

Community Resources

Bilingual coronavirus related resources (Hispanic Alliance) 

COVID-19 Employer Resource Guide(Greenville Chamber)

COVID-19 Information for the Business Community (South Carolina Chamber) 

“Connecting our Community” resource page(City of Greenville)

COVID-19 Community Resources (LiveWell Greenville) 

COVID-19 Upstate SC Links to Information and Resources (Ten at the Top)

○ Kill Covid, Not Small Biz is a website that lists the ways local businesses are making their services + goods available during this time by modifying business operations.

Upstate Businesses Offering Take-Out & Special Services (iOnGreenville)

Takeout & Delivery Directory (Greenville On The Rise)  

Retail and restaurant closings, hours of operation updates in Greenville (Greenville Journal)

Greenville Food & Beverage (Visit Greenville SC) 

Information regarding free breakfasts + lunches for Greenville County students

COVID-19: Where to find food assistance (Kidding Around Greenville) 

Greenville Area Parks and Outdoors Updates (Visit Greenville SC)

United Way of Greenville County’s COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

U-Haul is offering 30 days of free self-storage to college students who have been impacted by schedule changes. Find the location nearest you here.

○ Area grocery stores, including Harris Teeter, Trader Joe’s, Lowes Foods, Publix + Walmart are limiting operating hours to close earlier until further notice. Be sure to call your nearest store if you have questions about their hours or inventory + you can find more info here. (WCSC)

The Small Business Administration is offering low-interest disaster loans for eligible small businesses to help mitigate losses due to the pandemic.

Health Care Resources

Prisma Health offers Virtual Visits, free for anyone seeking potential COVID-19 care. (Greenville Journal)  

Anyone in South Carolina who has COVID-19-like symptoms can use MUSC Health’s Virtual Care system for free by using the promo code COVID19.

CDC Resources

World Health Organization Resources