In response to Governor Henry McMaster's declaration of emergency for the State of South Carolina, Aiken County Council Chairman Gary Bunker has issued a declaration of emergency for Aiken County. However, County offices will remain open during normal business hours unless conditions surrounding the COVID-19 virus worsen and warrant an alteration of hours. A copy of the resolution is attached for information.
The County is working with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division and healthcare providers, as well as monitoring all directives and recommendations from the National Centers for Disease Control and other sources to guide the response to this virus.
Although business offices will be operating on normal schedules, several Parks, Recreation and Tourism facilities will be closed through March 31, 2020. The closures will begin at the close of business, March 16, 2020 and affect the following locations:
All PRT recreation programs (licensed and/or permitted events, athletic leagues, facility rentals and scheduled tournaments) are cancelled and all recreation buildings, including restrooms, will be closed to the public. All outdoor parks will be open for leisure use by citizens to include walking tracks, playgrounds and trails. Refunds will be issued for any rental or activity registration that is canceled and not rescheduled.
Aiken County citizens are urged to conduct their county-related business online or through the United States Postal Service as much as possible. The County’s website at www.aikencountysc.gov contains information on the items you can do online, including the payment of taxes.
Citizens are urged to follow the recommendations and directives from the Centers for Disease Control and healthcare providers on how to stay safe and avoid contracting this, or any other, virus.