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January 14, 2021 9:27 PM


SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (Thursday, January 14, 2021) - Summerville Town Council has extended a temporary ordinance requiring the public to wear face coverings in certain circumstances in the town of Summerville through 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 15, 2021. The vote was made at a regularly scheduled monthly council meeting on Thursday, January 14, in the best interest of public health and out of an abundance of caution in helping to reduce risk of exposure to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19.

• All persons entering a grocery store, pharmacy, or Town owned or operated building in town must wear a face covering while inside the establishment or facility. For purposes of this ordinance, the term ‘grocery store’ shall mean a retail establishment that primarily sells food, but may also sell other convenience and household goods; the term does not include a convenience store. The business shall not have responsibility for enforcing this requirement, but shall post conspicuous signage at all entrances informing its patrons of the requirements of this section.
• All restaurants, retail stores, salons, barber shops, grocery stores, pharmacies, and Town buildings and indoor facilities in town must require their employees to wear a face covering at all times while having face to face interaction with the public or other employees.

All public meetings have the ability to be held electronically. The public can watch meetings by clicking the ‘live meetings’ link on the homepage of the Town’s website.

All in-person hearings through the Town of Summerville Municipal Court are suspended effective Monday, January 11, 2021, until further notice. The order was made by South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty out of an abundance of caution in helping to reduce risk of exposure to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Bond hearings and emergency hearings will continue. Traffic and criminal cases will be rescheduled once the order is lifted.

The Town of Summerville Municipal Court has created a general email for any proof of listed citations to be submitted for consideration during the time court is closed to the public.

Town services are available online or by phone.
• Town Hall: (843) 871-6000
• Administration: (843) 851-4200 or (843) 851-4201
• Building Permits: (843) 851-4205
• Business Licenses: (843) 851-4215 or (843) 695-6508
• Code Enforcement: (843) 851-4219
• Fire Department: (843) 873-5107
• Municipal Court: (843) 875-2010
• Parks and Recreation: (843) 510-0005
• Planning/Tree Permits: (843) 851-4214
• Police Department: (843) 871-2463 or (843) 875-1650
• Public Works: (843) 851-4225

The Town advises the public to take precautions issued by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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