City Council Voting on Stay-at-Home Ordinance

Voting at a Special Meeting Tuesday Afternoon

Matthew Causey
March 30, 2020 - 5:56 pm
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The Greenville City Council announced it will be holding a special meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon to discuss an emergency “stay-at-home” ordinance.

The ordinance would require residents and non-residents to remain home unless they are providing or require an “essential service” or are engaging in “responsible outdoor recreation.”

Restaurants will be allowed to remain open to provide delivery or take-out options, and social gatherings of ten or more people outside of work or to receive an essential service would be prohibited.

If passed, failing to follow the ordinance would be considered a civil infraction that could net a minimum $100 fine. The ordinance would come into effect on Thursday, April 2nd.

This announcement comes following two more deaths and several more cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 925 and the total number of deaths from the disease to eighteen.

Any citizens who wish to address the Council must do so by email at cpitman@greenvillesc.gov or by leaving an voice mail at (864) 298-9430. The deadline for comments is 3 p.m. Tuesday (March 31st) afternoon.

The meeting can be watched live online at the City of Greenville website or their facebook page.

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