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Local government information, updates and closings
March 23, 7:07 p.m. – Downtown Greenville is under a 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, and Falls Park is temporarily closed.
March 23, 6:30 p.m. – The city of Greer announced that it will close public access to city buildings, parks and playgrounds until further notice.
March 23, 3:46 p.m. – Greenville’s volleyball, tennis and basketball courts are closed until further notice starting Monday, March 23, the city’s parks and recreation department said. Open space and trails will remain open.
March 23, 2:11 p.m. – The city of Fountain Inn announced that public access to all city facilities is being limited and restricted to appointment only. Fountain Inn Natural Gas is abiding by the governor’s request to suspend cut-offs for natural gas service under non-payment situations through March 31, but it may limit the amount of new construction it undertakes and will continue to respond to emergency needs. Customers are encouraged to pay their natural gas bills online or through the office’s drive-thru window since the office is closed to the public. In addition, contractors needing to acquire permits should call the city’s office to have payments processed by phone or online. Contractors should also be made aware that on-site inspections may be delayed or suspended. All recreation programs have been canceled, all senior activities are suspended and the activities center will be closed until March 31.
March 23, 1:48 p.m. – The city of Mauldin has postponed the Mauldin City Council Seat 3 special election on March 31 to sometime in May.
March 23, 12:21 p.m. – The city of Simpsonville announced that the Alder, City, Heritage and College Street parks, The Dog Spot and the alleyway restrooms on South Main Street are closed until further notice. In addition, Simpsonville City Council’s committee of the whole meetings are canceled until further notice and the Council’s business meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning at 6:30 p.m. April 14 via teleconference. Simpsonville City Hall is also closed to the public until further notice.
March 17, 5:23 p.m. – The South Carolina Department of Revenue is offering more time to file returns and pay taxes due April 1-June 1, 2020 to assist taxpayers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Find out more information here.
March 17, 4:40 p.m. – The Greenville County Library System is closed until further notice effective 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17.
March 17, 11:10 a.m. – All Greenville permitted events scheduled through May 10 will be postponed. Officials will work with event organizers to find future dates. The decision follows new guidelines released by the CDC to halt gatherings of 50 or more people, and a White House advisory to avoid groups of more than ten.
March 17, 11:00 a.m. – Greenville has closed all playgrounds and fitness station equipment beginning Monday, March 16. Officials said the equipment cannot be cleaned frequently enough to prevent the spread of germs or the coronavirus.
March 16, 5:21 p.m. – The city of Greer has announced that jury trials, traffic court, after-school programs, recreation programs, athletic practices and games, and CenterG electric shuttles have suspended until further notice. The city has also requested that the public conduct business with the City of Greer offices by email, phone or through www.cityofgreer.org. City facilities will remain open but are subject to increased cleaning measures including daily fumigation and requiring employees to sanitize their hands before and after every transaction. The city is also providing additional sanitizing equipment for visitors to its offices. Private events scheduled at the events center at Greer city Hall and Cannon Centre will be held at the discretion of the event sponsor.
March 16, 4:26 p.m. – The Supreme Court of South Carolina has ordered family courts to only hear emergency matters such as department of social services emergency protective custody, juvenile detentions, bench warrants and emergency petitions for orders of protection from domestic abuse. Only attorneys, their clients and needed witnesses will be allowed to appear in those hearings.
March 16, 1:25 p.m. – Due to the concerns of COVID-19, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and Greenville City Police Department will be restricting access to its law enforcement center. Those wanting to make an incident report and who do not have physical evidence to be turned over to authorities can call the sheriff’s office at (864) 467-5300 with option 1 or city police at (864) 467-5258 with option 6.
March 16, 12:18 p.m. – The city of Simpsonville has announced that access to public buildings within the city will be restricted and no public access will be granted at the Simpsonville Activity and Senior Center, CentrePlex at Heritage Park, all fire stations including the administration building and public works offices. Municipal Court is canceled and inquiries about court appearances will only be accepted by phone at 864-967-9526 ext. 304 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Simpsonville city hall will remain open, but the city is requesting that the public conduct business by phone or online. The city council will still meet, but the public is encouraged to watch a livestream of the meetings online at www.simpsonville.com. The activity center and the Heritage Park Railway are closed and sports are postponed until April 19 within the city.
March 16, 11:39 a.m. – All Greenville County Council meetings, including committee meetings, special called meetings and public hearings, have been postponed.
March 15, 2:28 p.m. – Until March 31, the city of Travelers Rest will be limiting public access to city hall and the fire department, accepting only online, mail or phone payments and processing permits, licensing, records requests and payment assistance by phone or online. In addition, all city events are postponed through April 17 and city council and public meetings will be hosted through Facebook live videos.
March 15, 9:26 p.m. – The City of Mauldin announced that all youth and adult recreation activities are suspended and the Ray Hopkins Senior Center is closed until April 6. The Mauldin Sport Center’s hours are changed to 7:30 a.m-5 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays with no change to Sunday hours. The city is also encouraging residents and businesses to request assistance for permits and business licenses by phone or online. It’s Easter Egg Drop that was scheduled for April 4 has been canceled.
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Hospital and medical information, updates and closings
March 15, 6:42 p.m. – Prisma Health announced new precautions to prevent coronavirus exposure. Visitors will check in at the main entrance and other designated entry points including the emergency department. Patients will be allowed only one visitor. Associates from Prisma Health will also ask visitors a set of questions about their recent health. Those younger than 18 will not be allowed to visit a patient in any hospital, except with approval by the patient’s physician.
March 13, 12:50 p.m. – Bon Secours St. Francis has reduced entrances to its Greenville hospitals and reduced visitor access, which will go into effect on March 16 at 7 a.m. For Bon Secours St. Francis Downtown, two entry points will be at the outpatient entrance and at the emergency department. For Bon Secours St. Francis Eastside, the two points of entry are at hospital entrance C and at the emergency department. The hospitals are asking people to not visit their facilities if they are not in need of assistance.
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School and university information, updates and closings
March 19, 6:30 p.m. – Clemson University announced it will extend online instruction for the rest of the semester. University events have been suspended as well. University employees should not report to work unless their presence on campus is deemed essential. On-campus housing will also close with only students who receive permission allowed to stay. Spring commencement is also postponed with future celebrations planned for those graduating. More details can be found here.
March 19, 4:42 p.m. – On Monday, March 23, Greenville County Schools will add 24 additional mobile feeding sites for students to receive breakfasts and lunches free of charge to anyone 18 and younger Monday-Friday — this raises the total to 81 sites. You can find where the sites are by using this link. All South Carolina schools, including Greenville County Schools, have been closed following orders from South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.
March 18, 12:34 p.m. – Greenville Technical College is closed until March 31, while instruction will be moved online through the end of the semester. The college will re-evaluate its decision in mid-April. Spring break has been extended until March 27, with online instruction beginning March 30. The spring 2020 commencement has canceled. Those affected will be invited to participate in the December ceremony.
March 17, 7:07 p.m. – North Greenville University will begin holding online instruction on Monday, March 23 for all classes. The University intends to resume in-person instruction beginning April 6. All in-person events are canceled through March 31, and no gatherings of 10 or more people will be allowed. More details can be found here.
March 15, 5:12 p.m. – Bob Jones University officials announced that university students will finish the Spring 2020 semester online. Classes will be held in person until March 13, then classes will be suspended for one week. Spring break will be held March 23-27 with online instruction beginning afterward. On March 15, the university said that Bob Jones Academy will suspend classes for its pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Academy classes will resume on April 1 either in-person or online.
March 13, 3:20 p.m. – Officials at Christ Church Episcopal School said that the school would transition to online instruction beginning on March 17. All school activities, including classes, athletics, arts and all other school-sponsored activities, will be suspended through March 27.
March 12, 11:00 a.m. – Furman University has extended spring break for one week. Classes will then be moved online until March 27 or later. It also canceled all non-athletic events from March 16-30. The university will not close, though students have been told to avoid campus.
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Event information, updates and closings
March 24, 12:00 p.m. – The annual Reedy River Duck Derby has been rescheduled for July 11.
March 20, 10:50 a.m. – United Ministries announced that its event Uniting for Change Luncheon, scheduled for April 22, has been postponed. New information about the event will be added to www.united-ministries.org/luncheon2020, once it becomes available.
March 19, 4:45 p.m. – CHOP! Cancer, scheduled for Friday, March 20, has been postponed until Friday, August 28 at the Embassy Suites on Verdae Boulevard in Greenville.
March 19, 4:35 p.m. – The Better Business Bureau and AARP announced that Shred Day events have been canceled due to COVID-19. The events, scheduled for several locations in the Upstate for April 17-18, will not be rescheduled.
March 19, 3:45 p.m. – The Greenville Triumph extended its match suspension through Sunday, May 10, following a decision from the United Soccer League.
March 18, 9:22 p.m. – The Greenville Center for Creative Arts announced it will close to the public and suspend classes until March 29. The Center plans to reopen on March 30 and begin holding make-up classes the week of April 6. It said it would engage audiences via social media in the meantime.
March 18, 11:27 a.m. – Downtown Greenville’s high-profile Artisphere festival, originally scheduled for May 8-10, will now be held in August.
March 18, 9:35 a.m. – Greenville Technical College has canceled its Leadership Reimagined breakfast scheduled for April 3.
March 18, 9:22 a.m. – Loaves & Fishes announced it will cancel its 25th Anniversary Taste of the Upstate. Instead, the group will host an online auction beginning Sunday, April 5 at 11:30 a.m. Details about the auction will be available on the organization’s website and Facebook page.
March 17, 11:53 p.m. – Senior Action locations across Greenville County are closed until further notice. The nonprofit will, however, begin serving lunches for its members at drive-thru stations across the Upstate beginning on Wednesday, March 18.
March 17, 10:00 p.m. – The Project Hope Foundation announced that it will postpone its Evening of HOPE gala, following the CDC’s request to postpone gatherings of 50+ people for the next eight weeks and Greenville’s cancellation of all events through May 10. The annual fundraising event, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 2 has been rescheduled for Friday, October 9.
March 17, 7:44 p.m. – The Rotary Club of the Reedy River has announced that it will reschedule the Reedy River Duck Derby due to COVID-19. A new date will be announced as soon as it is approved.
March 17, 4:32 – The United Way of Greenville County will postpone in-person events for the next 8 weeks, including United Way Hands On Greenville Day 2020 and tomorrow’s Project Selection Day. The organization is currently reviewing options to reschedule.
March 17, 1:10 p.m. – The Greenville Brunch Festival has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tickets will be refunded by the event’s ticketing company.
March 16, 3:20 p.m. – Centre Stage has delayed the openings of its main stage and fringe series shows. The opening of “9 to 5 the Musical” is postponed until April 9. The opening of “‘Night, Mother” is postponed until April 21. The theater will assess the situation weekly and will determine if they need to extend the postponements. For those who have already bought tickets to these shows, you can credit your ticket value toward a future Centre Stage performance, donate your ticket and receive a tax deduction for the total ticket value or request a refund.
March 16, 12:23 p.m. – SC Comicon, which was scheduled for March 28-29, has been rescheduled for July 18-19.
March 15, 8:01 p.m. – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits have canceled the remainder of the 2019–20 season.
March 13, 5: 20 p.m. – The Jurassic World Live Tour that had been scheduled for April 9-12, 2020 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC has been canceled. Ticketmaster will automatically process refunds for the canceled event, according to a release.
March 13, 3:46 p.m. – The Greenville Symphony has canceled all March 2020 concerts. Current ticket holders to its events will be contacted in the coming weeks.
March 13, 11:34 a.m. – Public Education Partners is postponing Monday’s EDTalk to support public health safety. A new date will be announced.
March 13, 10:50 a.m. – Upstate Business Journal’s Business on Tap is canceled for March. The next one will be held April 22 at Elevation 966 Winery.
March 13, 8:00 a.m. – St. Baldrick’s Day 2020, has been postponed. The event, where people shave their heads to raise funds for childhood cancer research and awareness of the disease, had been scheduled for March 15. Organizers said that people can still have a “virtual” St. Baldrick’s Day. If you choose to do so, they encourage you to post your photo on social media and use the tag @StBaldricks.
March 12, 8: 15 p.m. – Greenville’s Return to the Green Irish Festival has been postponed until a later date.
March 12, 6:53 p.m. – Organizers of the 43rd TD Bank Reedy River Run scheduled for April 18 have postponed the event. No future date has been decided.
March 12, 5:11 p.m. – Greenville’s The Enchanted Chalice Renaissance Fair, which had been scheduled for April 3-4, has been canceled. Updates on the fair will be posted by March 18, its website said.
March 12, 5:10 p.m. – The Upstate’s chapter of the American Heart Association will not hold its Upstate Heart Ball event in-person on Saturday as scheduled. The group is, however, holding a virtual auction, while the organizers deliberate on a proper future date.
March 12, 4:16 p.m. – The NCAA has canceled the NCAA Women’s Regional Basketball Championship scheduled for Bon Secours Wellness Arena March 27 and March 29.
March 12, 3:51 p.m. – The Greenville Drive retweeted a statement from Minor League Baseball about the league’s decision to delay the start of the 2020 championship season. The league will announce details about the season at a later time.
March 12, 2:51 p.m. – Downtown Greenville’s iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Festival on April 4 has been postponed to Sept. 12 due to coronavirus concerns. The festival, which brings interactive exhibits emphasizing science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, is geared toward students. Organizers said the decision to postpone was made in response to the growing number of travel restrictions aimed at containing the spread of the virus.
March 12, 2:41 p.m. – The America concert scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 at the Peace Center has been canceled, the center said. Tickets will be refunded within the next 48 hours. The Peace Center is still working with America’s team to reschedule the event.
March 12, 2:04 p.m. – Country music duo Dan and Shay rescheduled their Saturday performance at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. It’s now planned for Sept. 10. Tickets already purchased will still be honored.
March 12 – Greenville’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations have been canceled. The parade and festival were scheduled for Saturday.
March 12, 12:03 p.m. – The Bon Secours Wellness Arena confirmed that the Zac Brown Band concert on April 17 has been canceled. The arena is working to confirm future dates.
March 11, 2:01 p.m. – Adam Sandler’s performance at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on March 17 will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The comedian took to Twitter on Wednesday to make the announcement and to say his March tour dates would be rescheduled.
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Business information, updates and closings
March 23, 4:10 p.m. – Foxcroft Wine Co. in Greenville announced that it will temporarily close its doors, effective immediately. The owners said in a release that they hope to reopen after the current situation improves.
March 20, 10:45 a.m. – The Greenville Zoo announced all events at the zoo are canceled through May 10. The zoo is currently closed to protect staff from possible exposure to the coronavirus and ensure the continued care of the animals. While it’s closed, though, you can access Facebook Live videos every day at 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
March 18, 5:30 p.m. – The Upcountry History Museum has been closed to the public. All events at the museum have been canceled through April 30.
March 18, 5:30 p.m. – Beginning Thursday, March 19, SC Telco will close branch lobbies until further notice. Appointments will be available. SC Telco drive-thrus will stay open and have extended hours Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
March 18, 4:39 p.m. – BMW‘s production has not changed, the company said on March 18. It said that some employees have been asked to work remotely and new protocols have been set in place to implement social distancing and better sanitation at its facilities in the Upstate.
March 18, 12:00 p.m. – Meals on Wheels of Greenville announced it will only be delivering meals Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning Monday, March 23 until further notice. Clients will receive one hot and one frozen meal on each of the delivery days.
March 17, 3:06 p.m. – The Greer CPW customer service lobby as well as the lake warden’s office at Lake Robinson are closed until March 31. Greer CPW is requesting that customers pay their utility bills online at www.greercpw.com, by phone at 864-848-5500 or by using the drive-thru.
March 17, 2:13 p.m. – The Mauldin Chamber of Commerce announced that its offices are closed and all chamber sponsored events and meetings are canceled through March 20.
March 12, 1:24 p.m. – Next has canceled the Next Venture Pitch Conference until Sept. 16 due to the “uncertainty of COVID-19 and interrupted business travel unfolds.”
March 12, 9:05 a.m. – Ten at the Top has made the decision to postpone their young professional event, Pique, until June 15. It was originally scheduled for March 23. The event will still be held at the Huguenot Mill and Loft in downtown Greenville, with ScanSource as the presenting sponsor, and local author Sallie Holder as the keynote speaker.
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