COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

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City of Greer Facilities

Public access to City buildings is closed. Employees will continue to staff City offices and may be contacted by phone and email. Contact information is posted on entries to each department and is also available at www.cityofgreer.org.

The City has closed all parks and playgrounds during the global pandemics an additional step to promote social distancing.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has directed law enforcement across the state to disperse gatherings of three or more people in public. Officers are permitted to use their best judgement after determining if the gathering threatens public health. This does not affect people in law-abiding businesses or families who may be on outings.

Greer Golf & Country Club

The golf course remains open and is implementing the following policies:

  • We can provide golfers with their own individual cart so that they do not have to infringe on social distancing by riding with another golfer. 
  • We placed foam pool noodles in the bottom of each hole to prevent the ball from dropping down to the bottom so that golfers do not have to reach into the cup after someone else. 
  • We are asking golfers not to remove the flagstick when putting, to avoid touching after someone else. 
  • We are asking golfers to pick up all tees, cigarette butts, etc. 
  • We are limiting the number of golfers in the pro shop at one time to allow for social distance. 
  • We are sanitizing each cart after every round before another golfer takes it back out onto the course. 
  • We have removed water coolers from the course and encourage golfers to purchase beverages from the kitchen or bring their own. 
  • We have closed the restaurant from dine-in eating, but we are still selling beverages and food to go. 
  • We are recommending that golfers do not pick up other players’ clubs and to forego the post-round friendly handshake. 
  • We have removed all rakes from bunkers and are asking golfers to use their feet to smooth the sand after hitting.

Rates, tee times, and other information can be obtained by calling the pro shop at 864-877-9279.

Meetings

For the health of the community and to promote social distancing, Greer City Council meetings are currently being held remotely through Zoom Meetings.

Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. We invite the public to view or listen to meetings via the web or by phone.

April 14, 2020
6:30 p.m. EDT

Join Zoom Meeting:
Link and Meeting ID TBA

All access will be through Zoom. Members of the public will not be permitted inside City Hall. Anyone wishing to participate in the Public Forum is asked to contact Municipal Clerk Tammy Duncan at 801-2027 or tduncan@cityofgreer.org prior to the start of the meeting.

City of Greer Police Department

The Greer Police Department will be applying an alternative service plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Make every effort to handle non-emergency calls for service by telephone.
  • Maintain safe-distancing in all citizen contacts
  • Suspend all large group training sessions
  • Suspend the Greer Police Citizens Academy

The Greer Police Department will continue to:

  • Respond to all calls of a potentially dangerous nature or those requiring immediate investigation
  • Operate police lobby hours during normal business hours
  • Our non-emergency telephone number remains 864-848-2151
  • Please call 911 for emergency service

Solid Waste & Recycling

For the safety of workers and overall sanitation, COVID-19 precautions are being extended to the Recycling Center and curbside trash collection in the City of Greer.

ACE Environmental South Carolina, LLC, the City’s contractor for curbside trash collection, is practicing social distancing by reducing crew size in an effort to continue their operations throughout the crisis. It has closed the City Recycling Center to protect workers and visitors from spread of the virus.

As an additional measure for curbside collection beginning immediately:

  • Ensure that all garbage is bagged and placed inside the roll cart. No additional materials or bags may be outside the cart.
  • All recyclable items must be in the recycling container. No loose items on the ground will be collected.
  • No bulk goods (furniture, large appliances, mattresses, toilets, etc.) will be collected.
  • Halt or restrict brush to small loads. Residents should only place at curb what can be collected by one person. The blue yard cart should be used if available. Collection will be on a reduced pace. Delays should be expected and items may not be collected on the regular pickup day.

Residents should be aware that crews’ first priority will be clearing garbage and limiting workers’ exposure to loose materials. Properly bagging and limiting the amount of garbage workers must touch will help protect their health and preserve ongoing collection.

These measures will be in effect until further notice.

Events, Programs & Services

On March 17, Gov. Henry McMaster called for no public gatherings of more than 50 people at public facilities. 

Suspended
Afterschool programs
Recreation programs
Athletic practices and games
Seniors programs
Jury trials
Traffic court
CenterG electric shuttles 

Canceled
Census Day Event (April 1)
Eggtastic Easter Event (April 4)
Greer Goes Global International Festival (April 18)
Spring Cleaning Day (April 25)

The City of Greer Events staff is working to reschedule private events that have been booked in City facilities. Anyone affected is asked to call (864) 968-7008.

Restaurants

Gov. McMaster issued an executive order on March 17 ordering all bars and restaurants in South Carolina to close dine-in services. Many local restaurants are still open for take out and delivery orders. Diners are encouraged to contact restaurants to determine services available to them. Click here for a list of local restaurants and contact information.

We are adding modifications local businesses are making, including take-out and menu options. That list can be viewed here.

Schools

Gov. McMaster has mandated all South Carolina schools to close through April due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

State Taxes

Gov. McMaster issued an executive order on March 17 requiring the South Carolina Department of Revenue to delay state tax filings until June 1. On March 21, the Governor extended the state income tax deadline to July 15. 

Federal Taxes

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced the payment deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020.

Support Local

Many businesses are making adjustments. We’re sharing these accommodations and new business hours.

To help businesses offering to-go and deliveries, there are several temporary parking spots downtown.

Helpful Resources

If you have fever, cough or shortness of breath, please call your healthcare provider. DHEC offers a list of telehealth virtual care providers in South Carolina.

For general questions about COVID-19 call the DHEC line: 1-855-472-3432

Self Regional Healthcare is offering telephone screening. Call the COVID-19 Screening Line at (864) 725-4500.

Prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses by:

  • Washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.
  • Staying home when sick.
  • Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in the trash.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.