Sumter County Administration, Sumter County Emergency Management, first responders and other county officials are closely monitoring updates from state and federal officials.
President Trump declared a National Emergency and Gov. McMaster declared a State of Emergency and ordered the schools in South Carolina to close through March. Sumter County Council on March 18, 2020, declared a State of Emergency in Sumter County, S.C.
Sumter County Administrator Gary Mixon has been meeting daily to discuss the coronavirus and its impact on Sumter County Government and residents of Sumter County.
“The health and safety of Sumter County’s workforce and its citizens are paramount as we deal with the implications of COVID-19 and its impact on day-to-day life,” Mixon said.
Mixon stressed the need to stay informed of precautions we can all undertake to hopefully minimize the impact of coronavirus on our community. Social distancing, hand washing, covering your mouth and staying home if you feel sick are all recommended actions.
Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital is offering free virtual visits – a quick online option for common conditions. https://www.prismahealth.org/virtual-visit/
MUSC Health is providing free telehealth screening - https://campaigns.muschealth.org/virtual-care/index.html
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has set up a care line: 1-888-472-3432 and staffers are answering calls from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.
As events are cancelled or postponed, we will keep you up to date and informed about how the coronavirus is affecting our community.