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Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

By March 24, 2020October 23rd, 2020No 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 and viewing the latest data from the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control.  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 Senior Center will be closed until further notice to assist in mitigating any potential COVID-19 outbreaks. Staff is re-evaluating the Center’s operations during the closure to determine if/when it is safe to reopen.

Evidence is increasing about the high rates of infection in people who do not have symptoms and don’t know they are infectious. This places everyone at risk of getting the virus or unknowingly transmitting it to someone else. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced its new “Fight the Spread” campaign. The campaign encourages South Carolinians to fight the spread of COVID-19 by:

  • wearing a mask in public,
  • practicing social distancing, and
  • getting tested.

Other actions we can each take to help protect ourselves and those around us, include:

  • avoiding group gatherings,
  • regularly washing your hands, and
  • staying home if sick.

Learn how you can join the fight. Watch the public service announcement below and help us share this important public health message with your loved ones and friends. Together, we can fight the spread of COVID-19 in South Carolina.

 

Resources

 

MINORITY AND SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM FUNDING AVAILABLE  |  NOV. 1, 2020 DEADLINE

The state of South Carolina has retained Guidehouse, Inc. to build and operationalize the SC CARES Grant Management Program which is a statewide recovery program for the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF). The SC CARES Grant Management Program serves as the mechanism by which public and private entities may submit requests for reimbursements for eligible COVID-19-related expenses.

The program provides grants to minority and small businesses to reimburse qualifying expenditures for providing services or revenue loss because of COVID-19. Grant awards will range from $2,500 to $25,000, with applications open from October 19 to November 1, 2020.

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