Face Mask Requirement for All County and Municipal Courthouses
Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty of the SC State Supreme Court has issued an order requiring all employees and visitors to County and Municipal Courthouses wear face coverings and have their temperature checked upon entering the building. This requirement will be enforced at both the Main Courthouse and the Magistrate Court Buildings in Lee County. Please make sure to bring a mask and wear while you are inside these facilities. This order will be enforced for both judicial and non-judicial business conducted within these facilities.
Press Release from Lee County Government
Update for July 31, 2020
Confirmed Cases of COVID 19/Coronavirus in Lee County as of today- 487
Confirmed Deaths from COVID 19/Coronavirus in Lee County as of today- 34
The numbers being provided in this press release are updated daily by DHEC and are adjusted to reflect the most up to date understanding of the correct counties for each resident who tests positive. Cases are reclassified among the various counties when additional information is uncovered which demonstrates a case has been previously misidentified as to the residency of the individual who has tested positive.
Lee County had three new cases of COVID 19/Coronavirus reported in the county today, July 31, 2020; this brings the total for confirmed cases in the county to 487 according to the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control. DHEC is also reporting SC had a total of 1346 new cases statewide for today, which brings the total number of confirmed cases to 88,523 in SC.
The counties in our area have the following numbers of confirmed cases of COVID 19/Coronavirus as of today:
The Chief Justice of the SC State Supreme Court has issued an order requiring all employees and visitors to County and Municipal Courthouses to wear face coverings and have their temperature checked upon entering the building. This requirement will be enforced at both the Main Courthouse and the Magistrate Court Building. Please make sure to bring a mask and wear while you are inside these facilities.
Lee County Council adopted a resolution at their regular monthly meeting on July 14, 2020 which strongly encourages the wearing of face coverings when entering retail businesses, food venues or public buildings. Wearing a mask is highly recommended by the CDC and other health experts as a preventative measure to stop the rapidly increasing spread of COVID 19. The wearing of masks, combined with social distancing and washing hands regularly are simple steps everyone can take to assist with protecting yourself as well as your family, friends and fellow residents from this deadly virus.
Anyone who has any of the symptoms of COVID 19, which include fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue and the loss of either the sense of smell or taste, or if you have been in close contact with someone with COVID 19, should self-isolate until you have been tested or you are symptom free for an extended period of time.
Information From City Administration
Effective July 8, 2020 City Ordinance #2020-04
***NEW CITY ORDINANCE***
CITY MANDATED FACE MASK
JULY 8, 2020
DUE TO THE INCREASE OF COVID-19 CASES, FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR CITIZENS, THE CITY OF BISHOPVILLE PASSED A NEW CITY ORDINANCE THAT WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR THE NEXT SIXTY (60) DAYS, BEGINNING ON TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2020 THAT WILL REQUIRE THE FOLLOWING OF ALL PERSONS OVER THE AGE OF 7 YEARS.
ALL CITIZENS ARE TO WEAR A FACE MASK OR CLOTH FACE COVERING THAT COVERS THE NOSE AND MOUTH AT ALL TIMES WHILE
INSIDE OF ANY AND ALL BUSINESSES
WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF BISHOPVILLE
REFERENCE: City of Bishopville City ordinance # 2020-04
From the City of Bishopville's Facebook page on June 9:
"IMPORTANT NOTICE The deadline for past due water bills during COVID-19 must be paid in full by AUGUST 31, 2020. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the City of Bishopville. If you have any questions, please contact 803-484-5948."
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ORDER BEGINS TODAY AT 5PM
The order stipulates South Carolinians must remain at home or work unless visiting family, exercising, or obtaining essential goods or services.
The governor also issued an order restricting the number of shoppers in stores.