Coronavirus in Greenville, SC
Official Advisories and Updates
The City of Greenville is providing Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates, advisories, and alerts at emergency.greenvillesc.gov.
Cases of COVID-19, a new strain of coronavirus, began popping up in the United States in January. On March 15, the first case in Greenville County was announced. This page will be continually updated with the latest news as well as a list of local resources.
Greenville, SC COVID-19 Updates
- April 1, 2020 – Gov. McMaster issues an emergency order closing non-essential businesses. South Carolina reports three new deaths, bringing the state’s death toll to 22.
- March 31, 2020 – South Carolina reports its nineteenth Coronavirus fatality. Total number of cases in Greenville County increases to 106.
- March 26, 2020 – South Carolina reports its ninth death related to Coronavirus. Total number of cases in Greenville County increases to 51.
- March 25, 2020 – The City of Greenville enacts an 11:00 pm curfew to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. BMW announces the temporary shutdown of BMW Plant Spartanburg beginning March 29, citing supply issues and health concerns as the driving factors.
- March 17, 2020 – City of Greenville issues a local state of emergency. Bars, restaurants, and breweries are limited to providing curbside takeout and drive-through.
- March 16, 2020 – South Carolina reports its first Coronavirus associated death.
- March 15, 2020 – Officials close all public schools in South Carolina. Greenville County reports first Coronavirus case.
- March 13, 2020 – Non-essential city employees are directed to telecommute, access to public buildings is restricted, and the Greenville Zoo is closed.
- March 7, 2020 – South Carolina confirms its first two cases of coronavirus. City leadership receives a Coronavirus briefing from a South Carolina DHEC physician.
What You Need to Know
Symptoms – These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses): fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
Older Adults & Medical Conditions – Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19.
Prepare Your Family – The CDC has created a list of what you can do to prepare your family in case COVID-19 spreads in your community.
Restaurants With Takeout and Delivery
Already devoured your rations? Don’t worry — many of Greenville’s restaurants are open for delivery and curbside takeout! Support Greenville restaurants while responsibly practicing social distancing. Visit our list of Greenville, SC restaurants with takeout and delivery which is updated daily.
Whether you have a question about the Coronavirus or you just want to chat, visit our Coronavirus COVID-19 discussion forums to share what’s on your mind.
Other Local Resources
- United Way of Greenville County’s COVID-19 Community Relief Fund
- City of Greenville “Connecting Our Community” Resource Guide
- SC DHEC
- South Carolina Department of Commerce COVID-19 Resource Center
- Local Food Assistance Resources for Families (Kidding Around Greenville)
- Center for Disease Control
- Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance
- CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
- Small Business Association Local Assistance Directory
- Treasury and IRS Tax Guidance
- OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19