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Posted on: April 7, 2020

City of Charleston Coronavirus April 7 Update

The city of Charleston remains at OPCON 1, while today, at a press conference, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg stressed the importance of complying with Governor Henry McMaster’s “Home or Work” order.

Mayor Tecklenburg said, “As the governor made clear yesterday, this is a critical moment for our state. Cases are rising, but we still have the power to save lives, to flatten the curve, if we just follow three simple rules: stay home, stay distanced and stay smart.”

At the same press conference, City of Charleston Emergency Management Director Shannon Scaff reported that his team is working in concert with the city’s safety and risk management group to monitor the city’s inventory and dissemination of personal protective equipment. The city’s allotment of facemasks from the national stockpile will be picked up from Columbia tomorrow and an additional order of 22,000 masks will be delivered on Friday.

Director Scaff said, “The safety of our employees, especially our first responders and other city workers on the front line, is our number one goal. Our safety and risk management team is working diligently to ensure our employees have the proper personal protective equipment to do their jobs safely.”

For all city of Charleston Coronavirus updates, visit the “Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information” page on the city’s website, here: https://www.charleston-sc.gov/COVID-19.


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