COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

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City of Greer Facilities

Business lobbies are open.  Numerous safeguards are put into place and social distancing measures remain. Masks will not be mandatory but will be made available to those who desire one.

Employees continue to be available by phone and email. Contact information is posted on entries to each department and is also available at www.cityofgreer.org.

Parks and playgrounds are open with measures for safe use.

Tennis and pickleball courts are open with guidelines for safe usage:

  • Participants should use their own set of tennis balls when serving
  • Players and spectators should maintain proper social distancing
  • Restrooms will remain closed until further notice
  • Please refrain from shaking hands. Instead, touch rackets at the end of the match
  • Bring hand sanitizer to use during your visit
  • Please do not gather in the parking lot or courts after the matches are completed
  • Water fountains will not be operating. Please bring plenty of bottled water to stay hydrated
  • All playgrounds, recreation centers, and athletic fields are closed

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

Greer City Council meetings are now held in person with social distancing guidelines. Meetings are also streamed live on YouTube.

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

ACE Environmental LLC, which has continued to collect recyclables curbside throughput the pandemic, reopened the Recycling Center May 18 for regular operations. The facility’s hours of operation are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays.

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

Canceled
Spring Cleaning Day (April 25)

Postponed
Food Truck Rollout
Moonlight Movies
Freedom Blast
Tunes in the Park

Now Resuming
CenterG electric shuttles

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

Starting on August 5, restaurants are required to follow these guidelines, per Gov. Henry McMaster's Executive Order.

Restaurants are able to open for limited dine-in services. Diners are encouraged to contact restaurants to determine services available to them. Click here for a list of local restaurants and contact information.


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

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.