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Horry County Continues Planning for COVID-19 Impacts

On March 12, 2020 in County News, Emergencies

Horry County Government continues to monitor updates on the COVID-19 virus and plan for possible impacts within Horry County. The Horry County Emergency Management Department is in close contact with local and state governments, agencies and stakeholders and is following guidance from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Horry County at this time.

Currently, the County is in a planning phase for possible impacts from the COVID-19 virus and is developing contingency plans to keep core functions of government and public safety operational should conditions change within Horry County. This is in line with guidance from state and federal partners. Such plans also include the potential for limiting public hours at County buildings and offices, the cancellation of County sponsored events, and the closure of County offices.

County officials remind residents and visitors to practice proper risk reduction measures including:
- Frequent hand-washing (at least 20 seconds)
- Using hand sanitizer regularly
- Coughing and sneezing into the crux of one’s elbow
- Avoid touching your face
- Staying home when sick

County officials will continue to monitor the situation and coordinate with our local and state partners.

If you have questions regarding the virus itself, please visit the SCDHEC website or the CDC website, or call the SCDHEC Care Line at: 1-855-472-3432.