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Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

By March 24, 2020 April 7th, 2020 No Comments

The City of Mauldin is following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for planning, preparing and responding to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).   The City is working to prevent employee exposures to acute respiratory illnesses within the workplace, including COVID-19, and ensuring the provision of public services should community outbreaks of COVID-19 within the area occur.   The City’s efforts include, but are not limited to:

  • Reducing transmission among City employees
  • Protecting City employees who are at higher risk for adverse health complications
  • Ensuring continuity of City operations in the unlikely scenario of a mass COVID-19 outbreak

The City is monitoring the spread of the coronavirus, including using John Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering’s COVID-19 Interactive Tracking Map.  This webpage and the City’s social media platforms will be used to communicate information to residents, employees and business partners on the City’s efforts and the latest COVID-19 information.

All essential City services will continue uninterrupted, including but not limited to Police, Fire, Sanitation and Sewer services.  The City will be restricting access to all City facilities.

Public Safety Personnel

  • The City Police and Fire Departments have implemented CDC recommendations of restricting access to police departments, practicing enhanced environmental cleaning and disinfecting procedures, ensuring appropriate PPE is worn when necessary, practicing social distancing when possible, and postponing public safety events and training.

Public Works

  • Trash and Recycling pick-up services will continue, uninterrupted
  • Sewer services will continue will continue, uninterrupted

Building & Development Services

  • The Business & Development Services Office will be closed to walk-in visitors until April 30, 2020.  The Office will still be available to assist businesses, residents and developers via phone between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  The Office is also now accepting permit and license applications online.  All visitors will be directed to call (864) 234-3475 for assistance.
  • The April 30, 2020 deadline for 2020 business license permit renewal payments has been temporarily suspended through May 23, 2020; provided, however, that all forms associated with the business license renewal be filed with the City by April 30, 2020. All late fees associated with City business license permit renewals are waived through May 23, 2020. Businesses are still required to submit the above-referenced forms by April 30, 2020. The failure to submit the above-referenced forms by their appropriate due dates shall be deemed non-payment of the fee or tax and shall accrue a late penalty in the normal course.

Finance

  • Late fees associated with the remittance of hospitality and accommodations taxes for returns due to the City between April 1, 2020 and May 23, 2020 will be waived through May 23, 2020; provided, however, that all forms associated with the hospitality and accommodations taxes be filed with the City by the 22nd of each month. All late fees associated with the remittance of hospitality and accommodations taxes will be waived through May 23, 2020. Businesses are still required to submit the above-referenced forms by 22nd of each month. The failure to submit the above-referenced forms by their appropriate due dates shall be deemed non-payment of the fee or tax and shall accrue a late penalty in the normal course.

Municipal Court

  • Bench trials, preliminary hearings, city traffic court, and all other court proceedings are cancelled through April 30, 2020. Payments may be mailed to City of Mauldin Judicial Department, PO Box 249, Mauldin, SC 29662, or call (864) 289-8934 or (864) 289-8898 to make payment arrangements.
  • Individuals who have been issued citations are being encouraged to mail in payments via a money order or request a payment extension.
  • Bond posting hours for weekdays (Monday through Friday) will remain 9 a.m. until 12 noon, and the City will still conduct bond hearings at least once a day. On holidays and weekends, the City will only accept bonds from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The City will not be accepting bonds from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. until further notice.

Recreation

  • The Senior Center will be closed until April 30, 2020 to assist in mitigating any potential COVID-19 outbreaks.  Staff will re-evaluate the Center’s operations during the closure, which may be extended past April 30, 2020, if warranted.
  • All recreation activities, inclusive of youth baseball, softball, lacrosse, flag football and adult basketball, will be suspended until April 30, 2020.  Staff will re-evaluate the recreational activities during the suspension period, which may be extended past April 30, 2020, if warranted.
  • Following the updated recommendations from the SC Governor’s Office, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, and the Center for Disease control & Prevention, the Mauldin Sports Center will be closed through Monday April 30, 2020.  Please contact Sports Center staff at (864) 335-4856 with any questions regarding the closure, including billing inquires.
  • No permits will be issued by the City for events on public property through April 30, 2020.
  • The City’s parks and playgrounds will be closed through April 30, 2020.

Cultural Center

  • Public access to the City’s Cultural Center will be restricted through April 30, 2020.  All visitors and inquiries should call (803) 640-0216 for assistance.

Event Cancellations and Postponements

  • Governor McMaster postponed the March 31, 2020 Special Election for City Council Seat 3 until after May 1, 2020. The special election for City of Mauldin City Council Seat 3 will be postponed. Absentee voting has also been postponed. Further information on when the election and absentee voting will be posted to the City of Mauldin’s website.
  • Annie, JR. will be postponed until further notice; the Cultural Affairs team will reschedule the event, if possible, once the quarantine is lifted. Ticket holders of the previously-rescheduled performances will be refunded by the Cultural Center’s ticketing company, On the Stage, and have received an email with more information. The Cultural Team can be reached by email at info@mauldinculturalcenter.org.
  • The Egg Drop Event, scheduled for April 4, 2020, has been cancelled.
  • The Coffee with the Mayor Event, scheduled for March 20, 2020, has been cancelled.
  • The Ray Hopkins Senior Center Grand Reopening Event, scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2020, has been postponed.
  • The PB&J: Pizza, Blues & Jazz Festival and Arts Market, scheduled for April 24th, 2020, has been postponed until further notice; the Cultural Affairs team will reschedule the event, if possible, once the quarantine is lifted.

Resources

Several South Carolina health systems are offering telehealth options to the public. These options are available to anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms in South Carolina. In order to access the free consult, use the promo code COVID19.

Also, Self Regional Healthcare is offering telephone screening. Call the COVID-19 Screening Line at (864) 725-4200.

United Way 2-1-1 Service Line
United Way has expanded its 2-1-1 hotline, now available 24/7 to direct those in need to information and resources regarding where to find food, shelter, access to healthcare and transportation. Simply dial 2-1-1 to get connected.

Greenville County Information (iMAP)
The Greenville County Information Map (iMAP) can be used to find community resources based on address. Resources can easily be filtered by category and location. Click here to view the iMAP.

Greenville County Schools Meals Program
During Greenville County Schools’ closure, the following sites will be providing breakfast and lunch: TR High, Berea Elementary, AJ Whittenberg Elementary, Welcome Elementary, Grove Elementary, Sue Cleveland Elementary, Sterling School, Blue Ridge Middle, Wade Hampton High, JL Mann High, Mauldin High, Hillcrest High, Eastside High, Greer High and Fountain Inn Elementary. A large number of buses have also bee deployed to distribute meals across the community—click here for a full site list or here for an interactive map of all meal and WiFi sites. Both lunch and breakfast for the next day will be distributed between 10 a.m. – noon. Meals will be provided to all children aged 18 or younger. Children are not required to be enrolled in Greenville County Schools or be present for pickup. WiFi will be available at all schools from 7 a.m.–7p.m. and at bus delivery sites from 10 a.m.–noon. For the latest Greenville County Schools information, click here.

Spectrum WI-FI Program
Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 students who do not already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees waived for new student households. Confirm terms with provider.

Free Kids Meals
Many restaurants across Greenville County are offering free meals to kids affected by school closures. Click here to find out where to go in your area.

Small Business Resources

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Below are some additional resources for small business.

Supporting Local Business

Below are some suggestions for continuing to support local business amid COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Purchasing gift certificates and gift cards online
  • Ordering delivery, take-out or utilizing drive-thrus at local restaurants, coffee shops, bars and cafes
  • Shop Online
  • Visit our page dedicated to promoting local Mauldin businesses!
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