COVID-19 Update - April 2, 2020

30 Days to Slow The Spread

April 2, 2020

  • As of today, there are 130 cases of COVID-19 in Beaufort County. Hampton County saw their first reported case today.
  • The State of South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation is extending the renewal deadline for licenses, registrations, and permits that were scheduled to renew during the months of April, May, June, July and August. The new renewal deadline is September 30, 2020.
  • Hampton District 1 Schools has begun providing internet services for both students of the district and residents. The School District will have Wi-Fi enabled buses outside each of the below locations with the password located on a sign near the bus. The access points are as follows:
    • Brunson Community Park (the Old Allen Elementary School site on Broad Rd)
    • 165 Rainbow Bend Rd, Nixville (Lee Bowen Property)
    • The Church of God (SC-363)
    • Cummings Fire Station (Yemassee Hwy, Cummings)
    • Springhill Baptist Church (23660 Pocotaligo Rd, Early Branch)
    • Brunson Elementary School (Brunson)
    • Ben Hazel Primary School (Town of Hampton)
    • Hampton Elementary School (Town of Hampton)
    • Wade Hampton High School (Town of Varnville)
    • North District Middle School (Town of Varnville)
    • Hampton District One Main Office (Town of Varnville)
    • Fennell Elementary School (Town of Yemassee)
  • South Carolina is awaiting a shipment of PPE from the Strategic National Stockpile
  • SLED & DNR is assisting in social-distancing monitoring via aviation units and boats. These units will be deployed this weekend.

April 1, 2020

  • All town parks are closed. This includes Moore's Park, Willis St Basketball Courts, Harold Peeples ballfield, Veterans Monument Park and the Marine Corps Tribute Park will be closed until further notice.
  • The Yemassee Community Center remains closed until further notice. Anyone who was scheduled to rent out the Center for April and May has been contacted for other arrangements.
  • Yemassee Municipal Court scheduled for tomorrow, April 2, is rescheduled for a later date. Persons that were scheduled to appear have been contacted.
  • Yesterday, Governor Henry McMaster ordered all non-essential businesses to close by 5 PM today per Executive Order 2020-17. If you have a question of whether your business is deemed essential, please contact the South Carolina Department of Commerce and they will strive to get a response to you within 24 hours.
  • On Monday, Governor Henry McMaster ordered the closure of all public access boat ramps and beaches statewide per Executive Order 2020-16. Accordingly, the Riverside & Public boat landings in Yemassee are closed until further notice. An exemption is in place for those with a Commercial Fisherman license.

We encourage you to follow us on our various social media platforms for now. Stay safe and please contact the Town Hall if you have any questions or require assistance. We also urge you to sign up for our emergency alerts on our home page. Our alerts allow you to receive text messages and calls from the Town to alert you of potential danger.

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