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Governor's Latest Executive Order for Monday, August 3, 2020

The Governor issued an Executive Order that will go into effect on Monday, August 3, 2020 mandating that all previously recommended guidelines for restaurants and other establishments that attract groups of people are now mandatory. You can review those guidelines here:  https://governor.sc.gov/news/2020-07/gov-henry-mcmaster-takes-additional-action-slow-virus-spread.

In order to ensure that our business community understands and complies with these new mandates, Horry County Government created a team comprised of staff from Horry County Police Department and Horry County Code Enforcement to proactively educate businesses regarding the Governor’s orders and how they can protect their customers and staff by following these orders. Our goal is to help businesses understand and comply with these orders.

Compliance issues can be reported Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling 843-915-5000 and on weekends and after hours by calling the non-emergency dispatch line at 843-248-1520. You can also send an email to info@horrycounty.org.



Horry County Government COVID-19 Case Update

Horry County Government currently has 21 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 99 positive cases of COVID-19 among our staff. This number includes cases previously announced. There are 27 employees currently positive and not reporting to work. You can find a breakdown by department below.

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. 



Horry County Council Passes Emergency Ordinance

Tonight, County Council met for the purpose of discussing the County's ongoing response to COVID-19.

They voted to approve an emergency ordinance declaring that a localized state of emergency exists within Horry County, authorizing the appropriate action to be taken in connection therewith, and requiring the wearing of appropriate face coverings by the public under certain circumstances.

Review the ordinance here.



Tonight: Emergency Meeting of County Council

Emergency Meeting of County Council

Friday, July 3, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. 

County Council will be meeting for the purpose of discussing the County's ongoing response to COVID-19.

The  meeting will be conducted telephonically and will be broadcast on the Horry County Government website as well as the Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).



Horry County Government Update on COVID-19 Cases and Exposures June 30

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. 



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