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COVID-19 RESPONSE

Individuals are encouraged to do all business by phone or email during the COVID-19 outbreak.

City staff will be available by phone and email, and essential services will not be interrupted.

City offices are closed to all but staff or by appointment.

We encourage everyone to take standard precautions to stop the spread of illness:

    • Get the flu vaccine
    • Wash your hands
    • Cover your cough
    • Dispose of tissues properly
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Updates about COVID-19:

Recycling routes will return to normal starting April 28th and continue every other week. If your residential garbage collection is Monday or Tuesday, put your blue roll carts out for Tuesday collection. If your residential garbage collection is Thursday or Friday, put your blue roll carts out for Friday collection. Questions about garbage or recycling? Call (843) 398-4035 between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Garbage and yard debris collection will remain on regular schedule.

>>You may still pay your utility bill or traffic citation online here. City staff will disinfect public areas more frequently and have hand sanitizer available in public buildings.

Darlington County Courthouse offices are available by appointment only. Please call (843) 398-4100 to schedule.

Darlington City Council held an emergency meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 16, to discuss the pandemic continuity of operations plans and approved such plans. Read the full text here.

The March 31 Closure of Non-Essential Businesses by the Governor

The March 26 Update from the Governor’s Office on the COVID-19 Response

Local Business Capacity

Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority takes precautions during this outbreak.

Vehicle Tax Payment Information

 

You may call the following numbers with service-related issues:

Emergencies, call 911

Business Licenses – (843) 398-4000 ext. 101

Permits – (843) 398-4029

Water/Sewer, Normal Business Hours,  – (843) 398-4040

Water/Sewer, After 5 p.m.,  –  (843) 758-1127

Fire, Non-emergency – (843) 398-4013

Police, Non-emergency – (843) 398-4026

Municipal Court – (843) 398-4004

Streets & Sanitation –  (843) 398-4035

Media Inquiries – (843) 992-1561

Resources:

Guide for Disinfecting Homes

DHEC Careline (855) 472-3432: Get answers to common questions about the Corona Virus from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.

If you are sick, MUSC Health offers a Virtual Visit to determine if you should leave home to seek medical attention if you think you may have been exposed to the Corona Virus. Use promo code “COVID19” at this link.

AARP will host a weekly live Coronavirus Information Tele-Town Hall right here on Thursdays at 1 p.m. ET. Please bookmark this page and join us each week for the latest information on the coronavirus by calling toll-free (855) 274-9507.

Cancellations & Rescheduling:

  • Governor Henry McMaster has ordered the closing of all public K-12 schools through the end of this school year.
  • All City offices are restricted to essential personnel only.
  • All City meetings are cancelled.
  • All recreation activities cancelled.
  • Nursing homes have restricted visitation to protect the vulnerable adults in their care based on federal guidelines. Only staff and emergency personnel will be allowed access to those individuals.
  • All indoor recreational facilities are closed.
  • All City offices are restricted to essential personnel only.
  • City Court will be rescheduled.
  • Most City Board and Commission meetings will be suspended.
  • Details about listening in to monthly City Council meetings via telephone or Internet will be released later this week, per S.C. FOIA regulations.
  • The regular City Council meeting will be livestreamed on the City of Darlington Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/DarlingtonSC for the public to watch. You do not have to have a Facebook account to view the livestream.
  • We are working on a list of what businesses are operating and at what capacity. Please send information to info@buildupdarlington.org or text (843) 992-1561. We will provide a link with all the details we have.
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