Confirmed Cases of COVID 19/Coronavirus in Lee County as of today- 18
Confirmed Deaths from COVID 19/Coronavirus in Lee County as of today- 2
Lee County has received confirmation of one new case of COVID 19/Coronavirus in the county today, April 6, 2020; this brings the total for confirmed cases in the county to 18. DHEC is reporting SC has a total of 183 new cases statewide for today, which brings the total number of cases to 2232 in SC. The counties in our area have the following numbers of confirmed cases of COVID 19/Coronavirus as of today:
The Governor’s Office has issued two executive orders regarding the closing of non-essential businesses to help slow the spread of the COVID 19/Coronavirus. Below is a list of the business types or categories ordered to close.
The Following businesses were ordered to close from April 1-April 15, 2020 by the Governor:
Close-contact service providers as follows:
Body art facilities
Entertainment venues and facilities as follows:
Performing arts centers
Tourist attractions including museums
Indoor children play areas (excluding daycares)
Adult entertainment venues, bingo halls
Venues operated by social clubs
Recreational and athletic facilities and activities as follows:
Fitness centers and gyms
Spas and public pools
Events that require shared sporting equipment
Public playground equipment
Businesses in the following categories must close by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 6, as a result of the most recent Executive Order by the Governor issued Friday, April 3, 2020:
Home Furnishing Stores
Shoe and Clothing Accessory Stores
Luggage and Leather Goods Stores
Sporting Goods Stores
Craft and Music Stores
Everyone is strongly advised to limit travel outside your home to essential trips only; work, grocery shopping and purchase of medicine. Also, only have one person per family go inside stores for essential shopping needs. The projection for the country and our state is that the rate of spread for new cases will continue to increase for at least the next 2-4 weeks before peaking, but these projections for the number of new cases reaching a peak and then leveling off are based on the assumption the public will practice the recommended guidelines for slowing the spread of the virus by socially distancing. The longer it takes for the public to practice the necessary social distancing and slow the spread of the virus, the longer the social distancing will be necessary. Please encourage your family and friends to practice safe distancing and help protect themselves and their loved ones.
County Buildings remained closed to access by the general public, but a number of offices and departments are continuing to operate and provide services to the public. Please call the county or state office from which you require assistance and the staff will work with you to provide the services you need via the phone, email, internet or US Postal mail.
Below is a list of county and state offices with phone and email contact information for conducting business without visiting the office in person:
The County has established an emergency hotline for residents to call if they have any questions about county services; 803-484-5921, the hotline is open Mon-Fri from 9am-5pm.
Contact this office about needs related to Vehicle Property Taxes (If you need to have a reduction in your tax notice for high mileage), Homestead Exemptions, Water Craft Registrations or other tax related needs.
Treasurer’s Office- Payment of Property or Vehicle Taxes- Phone 803-484-5341
All Magistrate/Summary Court hearings have been cancelled and will be rescheduled.
Payments may be mailed to Lee County Central Court, 115 Gregg Street, PO Box 2, Bishopville, SC 29010 in the form of a money order or cashier’s check. A drop box is located at the main entrance to the Magistrate Court building for bringing payments or paperwork if necessary.
Civil filings: Please call 803-484-6463, ext. 2 and the forms will be mailed to you for your completion. The only filings Summary Court will accept in person are for restraining orders; Please call the office for an immediate appointment. Bonds and emergency hearings are still ongoing. All bondsmen must contact the office by phone during the week and contact the on-call judge on the weekend regarding releases for payment.
Public Works- Requests for Road Work- Phone Number- 803-484-6196
DSS/DHHSOffice Hours for Calling for Assistance- 8:30am-5pm
Family Assistance Interview Center AKA TANF or FI...866-282-6612-code #4253
SNAP Assistance Interview Center...866-282-6612-code #7618 or code #1061 for expedited cases
SNAP Questions/changes...800-616-1309 or 803-898-7858
Child Protective Services/Adult Protective Services Intake...843-561-6016 or 843-519-0152 or 843-519-0170
Information From City Administration
Information From Local Law Enforcement
COVID-19 VIRUS UPDATE:
The City of Bishopville is requesting that residents within the city limits participate in a VOLUNTARY curfew between the hours of 11pm and 6am.
We understand that certain travel is required for work or medical reasons.
Today (3/23/2020), under Governor McMasters declared State of emergency, he has directed all Law Enforcement in the State of South Carolina to prohibit or dispersed any public congregation or gathering of people in groups of three or more. Please be aware that the Bishopville Police Department is required to enforce this order.
As of right now, our county has a very low positive rate for this virus. We greatly appreciate everyone who has been taking the necessary precautions to help keep down the spread of this virus. Please continue to be diligent in your efforts.
This section will contain positive stories we learn of during this time. We are still building this part. If you have (or know of) a story with a positive and uplifting theme, please submit the information to LeeCountyChamber@outlook.com