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On June 30, 2020
in County News
Horry County Government currently has 71 employees working remotely or utilizing medical leave due to reports of possible exposure to COVID-19. In total, Horry County Government has been notified of 39 positive cases of COVID-19 among our staff. This number includes cases previously announced. There are 24 employees currently positive and not reporting to work.
County offices remain operational; however, we encourage community members to conduct business by phone, email, or other electronic means. Call first before visiting any office in person—many departments will be working by appointment-only in an effort to limit the number of people within a given space.
Community members who must visit an office in person will be required to wear a face mask while inside the building. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you.
We ask our community to be patient and practice good hygiene.
County officials are continuing to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 in our community. Please be advised that conditions may change quickly requiring new or additional changes. Any updates will be provided as soon as possible.
On June 29, 2020
in County News
Horry County Government officials announced the release of a new version of HCConnect, the official app for Horry County Government, adding several additional features.
These latest features give users the opportunity to engage in new ways including:
“Now, more than ever before, users are connecting with Horry County Government online and looking for safe, efficient ways to interact with local government organizations,” said IT/GIS Director Tim Oliver. “We are continuing to develop new features that we think will appeal to our users and allow them to engage with us.”
Users who already have the app downloaded should update the app to see this new functionality. The latest version of HCConnect is now available for free download in the App Store and on Google Play.
HCConnect was created to provide a technology platform to inform, engage, and connect with the people of Horry County. This is a first of its kind app, developed completely in house, creating a direct channel for citizen driven communication and feedback.
If you are on a mobile device, click here to download the app.
On June 26, 2020
in County News, Emergencies, Weekly Update
Meeting attendees are encouraged to wear a face-covering when entering the building and when social distancing is not possible or practical.
Transportation & Economic Development Committee
Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 2 p.m.
Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.
Thursday, July 2, 2020, 5:30 p.m.
Independence Day Holiday
Friday, July 3, 2020
All Horry County Government offices, except Public Safety operations, will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
Two Boat Landings to Temporarily Close for Maintenance
Depending on the weather, Horry County Parks & Recreation will close the Johnny Causey Landing and the T. Craig Campbell Landing on the evening of Sunday, June 28, 2020, for parking lot maintenance. The landings are expected to reopen late in the day on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
Click here for a list of the other boat landings throughout Horry County.
Seven Week Virtual Flood Mitigation & Resiliency Reminder
Horry County Government will host a seven-week virtual seminar series on flood mitigation and resiliency beginning July 1, 2020, as a component of the flood resiliency plan. The virtual seminars will take place each Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. from July 1 to August 12, 2020. A schedule of topics for discussion is available here and below.
The purpose of the seminars is to provide impacted community members with resources and an opportunity to ask questions about relevant programs and topics. The series will culminate with an update on the Horry County Resiliency Plan. A variety of County department leaders, as well as State and Federal agency representatives, plan to participate in the series.
Director of Community Development Courtney Frappaolo said, “We think this series is a great way to get critical information to the communities impacted by flooding and to help connect them with local, state and federal programs that assist with disaster recovery and resiliency.”
The seminars will be broadcast live on the Horry County Government Facebook Page, Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14), and on the County website at horrycounty.org/resiliencyproject. The format for each session will include one or two presentations followed by an opportunity for virtual attendees to submit questions. The question and answer session will be moderated. Each session is planned to last about an hour.
Participants can submit their questions during the seminar by texting (843) 502-0033 (message and data rates may apply) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Users watching the seminar on the Horry County Government Facebook page can submit their questions in the comments section of the live video feed.
Information and updates will be available at horrycounty.org/resiliencyproject.
Please Complete the Greater Grand Strand Promise
The Welcome Back Horry County Committee has launched its Greater Grand Strand is Open website and they are asking all Grand Strand/Horry County residents, businesses and visitors to please take a minute and complete the Greater Grand Strand Promise.
Please visit https://www.greatergrandstrandisopen.com/ to submit the form and make the promise.
The same committee encourages you to share the Greater Grand Strand Promise campaign on your social own media accounts.
Below are links to all of the social media sites below for you to share.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GreaterGrandStrandisOpen/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/gspromise
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/greatergrandstrandisopen/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-SfaDcNXgESSsJFM6i_Vrw
Horry County Government COVID19 Operations Update
Following the guidance from Governor McMaster and state agencies, Horry County will allow public access to its buildings with best safety practices being implemented. Safety measures will include:
To help alleviate crowding in public areas, Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County will continue to phase into operations as conditions permit, and ask for patience if wait times exist.
Anyone planning to visit a County building should be prepared to check in with staff located at the entrance to the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait outside the office or facility depending on the capacity of the facility.
County officials remind everyone to continue to follow CDC and S.C. DHEC safety guidelines as well as Governor McMaster’s executive orders that remain in effect.
Jurors called by the Horry County Clerk of Court are excused through the end of July.
All local Magistrate Offices are open to the public for filings and court.
Central Traffic Court in Conway is open as well as is the Central Jury County. Central Jury will only be receiving guilty pleas, so the public will not be required to serve jury duty.
Preliminary hearings have resumed and like Central Traffic Court, will be spaced out over the course of the day with all parties having a specific time to appear.
On June 26, 2020
in County News
Horry County Government will conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes Monday, June 30, 2020, (inclement weather alternate date is Thursday, July 2, 2020), between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and dusk, weather permitting in the following locations:
The Horry County Stormwater Department operates the mosquito control program and offers regular service to residents in the unincorporated area of Horry County. In addition, anyone in the unincorporated areas that would like to request mosquito spraying in their area can call the Road and Drainage Hotline at (843) 381-8000. To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies or fill out a no-spray zone form on our website.
The chemicals used for mosquito control spraying are approved by the EPA and pose minimal risk to humans or animals. Individuals with asthma or other respiratory illness may wish to stay indoors and close windows and doors during spraying. In addition, homegrown fruits and vegetables should be washed, scrubbed, and/or peeled before eating.
On June 25, 2020
in County News
Horry County Government will conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes Monday, June 29, 2020, between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and dusk, weather permitting in the following locations:
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