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Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

By March 24, 2020May 22nd, 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.  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. An announcement will be made when City facilities are re-opened to the public.

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

Business & Development Services

  • The Business & Development Services Office is available to assist businesses, residents, and developers by phone or e-mail between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Office is also now accepting permit and license applications online.  Please call (864) 234-3475 for assistance. Beginning June 1, 2020, Office staff will be available to assist in person by appointment.
  • The late fees for business license renewals have been suspended through June 30, 2020.  Please call (864) 404-3293 for assistance with business license renewals.

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 20th 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 the 20th 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

  • Court Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Those in need of assistance can contact one of the following people:
    • Christian Hodrea, Court Clerk & Jury Trial Coordinator, (864) 214-4480. Office Hours: Monday -Friday  8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Debbie Daniel, Assistant Clerk of Court, (864) 289-8934. Office Hours: Monday  – Friday 12:30 pm to 5:00 p.m.
  • Bench trials, preliminary hearings, city traffic court, and all other court proceedings are cancelled until further notice.  Payments may be mailed to City of Mauldin Judicial Department, PO Box 249, Mauldin, SC 29662, or call (864) 289-8934 or (864) 214-4480 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 City will begin holding practices for youth sports without spectators other than one parent or guardian per participant, as needed, on May 31, 2020. The City will resume games for youth sports on June 15, 2020. This includes baseball, softball and flag football.   Adult basketball and youth lacrosse remain suspended until further notice.
  • The Mauldin Sports Center will reopen on June 8, 2020. Sports Center staff is working to make sure that the Center can reopen safely and meet the suggested guidelines for fitness centers and gyms.  Please contact Sports Center staff at (864) 335-4856 with any questions regarding the closure, including billing inquires.
  • The trails and greenspaces at Sunset Park, City Park and Pineforest Park are open. Springfield Park will remain closed due to ongoing construction.  The playgrounds and public restrooms at all parks will remain closed through May 31, 2020.
  • 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.
  • No permits will be issued by the City for events on public property through May 31, 2020.

Cultural Center

  • Public access to the City’s Cultural Center will be restricted through May 31, 2020.  All visitors and inquiries should call (803) 640-0216 for assistance.

Event Cancellations and Postponements

  • The Egg Drop Event, scheduled for April 4, 2020, has been cancelled.
  • The Coffee with the Mayor Event series has been postponed until further notice.
  • The Ray Hopkins Senior Center Grand Reopening Event has been postponed until further notice.
  • 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.
  • The Mauldin Cultural Center will cancel the Mauldin Theatre Company’s 2020 production of Seussical due to the uncertainty of when gatherings will be safe again. The Cultural Center still plans on rescheduling Annie, JR. if possible since that production was further into rehearsals, set-building, and other stage preparations before the pandemic began. The Cultural Team can be reached by email at info@mauldinculturalcenter.org.

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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