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
- May 27, 2020 – SC DHEC Director Rick Toomey resigns, citing family and health reasons. South Carolina reports a total of 466 deaths associated with COVID-19. Nationally, the total number of deaths approaches 100,000.
- May 22, 2020 – Gov. McMaster lifts restrictions on attraction facilities.
- May 13, 2020 – Gov. McMaster announces that additional close-contact service providers, such as gyms and salons, can begin operating in a limited capacity on May 18.
- May 4, 2020 – Gov. McMaster lifts the statewide “work-or-home” order.
- May 1, 2020 – Greenville County reports an increased total of 722 positive cases, 4,435 estimated cases, and 37 deaths. South Carolina reports new totals of 6,095 positive cases and 244 deaths.
- April 20, 2020 – Gov. McMaster announces that public beaches and certain stores may reopen. Greenville reports an increased total of 517 positive cases and 12 deaths.
- April 15, 2020 – Greenville reports an increased total of 400 positive cases and 11 deaths.
- April 6, 2020 – Gov. McMaster issues a statewide “home-or-work” order.
- April 5, 2020 – Greenville reports a total of 186 positive cases. South Carolina death total increases to 44.
- 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
Last updated at 11:00 am on May 27, 2020.