CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. — According to the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, the county now has two new cases of COVID-19, which was reported by DHEC, bringing the total for the county to three.
The county has decided, as an effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus, to initiate a curfew which will begin on Wednesday, March 25.
The curfew will be in effect every day from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. in the unincorporated areas of the county until further notice.
According to officials, the curfew will not apply to travel to or from work, medical providers, pharmacies, or similar locations. In addition, the curfew is also not an order that any business, industry, or alike close during the curfew hours.
Along with the curfew for the county all of the county offices will be closing to the public starting March 25 at 5 p.m. in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This decision was made to help prevent the transmission and spread of the virus between members of the public as well as employees.
County officials made the following statement about the county offices closing to the public:
Of course, this may cause some inconveniences to the public but please know that Chesterfield County, if at all possible, does not wish to close down completely such that business would cease altogether.
We ask that you bear with us and thank you in advance for your patience as these procedures are implemented in an effort to provide the most efficient and effective service possible during this difficult time.