COVID-19: Information for the City of Florence

What you need to know now.

City of Florence Information for COVID-19 Coronavirus

From the South Carolina Governor’s Office
All Executive Orders Issued:

https://governor.sc.gov/executive-branch/executive-orders


Please continue to visit this page for future updates! 

Situation Report from Florence County EMD
SITREP 15

Senior Citizens Association - Press Release
Meals on Wheels- Emergency Senior Meal Relief Distribution Covid 19
Meals on Wheels- Emergency Senior Meal Relief Distribution Covid 19 ROUND 2
Emergency Senior Meal Relief Distribution Covid 19 July Aug 2020

South Carolina Election Commission 
2020-05-13 (All Voters Qualified for Absentee for Primaries)



Links to Information on COVID-19

Residents are encouraged to stay informed and avoid false information by using the following recommended sources:

Please find below a link provided by Florence Downtown to a COVID-19 resource page for small businesses. All resources can be used by any small business, not just those located downtown.

http://www.florencedowntown.com/covid-19-resources/

Please follow the link below for information from the Governor's Executive Order (2020-10) in regard to Retail Food Service Establishments & COVID-19.  By Governor action included in this Order, the City has been charged with enforcement.

https://www.scdhec.gov/infectious-diseases/viruses/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/retail-food-service-establishments-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR2TocI0QECVYks9A34v1AFaOi8q86JZ6xf6F2QJmfKIEEeXsU2GmeZaaTE

Due to closings associated with COVID-19, many are impacted.  The Federal Government has created a response with regards to Unemployment Compensation.  For more information, follow the link below:

https://dew.sc.gov/covid-hub

SC Emergency Management Divisions

https://www.scemd.org/

SC DHEC Offers Free New COVID-19 Testing Sites
South Carolina TourHealth News Release



SCWorks Pee Dee

The links below have been provided by the SC Works Pee Dee Office and are beneficial for those that have experienced a job loss or a reduction of hours, due to COVID-19. The goal of the SC Works Pee Dee System is to assist citizens during this challenging time, and keep them informed as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions- Regarding UI and COVID-19
UI Frequently Asked Questions

How to File Your Initial Claim in the New MyBenefits Portal
How to File a New Claim

Employment & Workforce
Unemployment Insurance Benefits
COVID19 and Unemployement Benefits



AND JUST FOR FUN . . .

We understand the tough impact and circumstances COVID-19 has placed on all of us. We encourage our younger community (and of course, the young at heart) to stay engaged. Please see links below for some fun virtual tours that will take you around the world while we are all adjusting to social distancing.

Google Arts and Culture partnered with over 2,500 museums and galleries around the world to offer virtual tours of their spaces. Some of the options include New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum. The Louvre, based in Paris, is also offering its own virtual tour online for free.

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en

For those who want to surround themselves with nature, the national parks are also providing virtual tours of America’s most popular parks. Virtual visitors can travel through the trails of Yellowstone National Park, as well as the Yosemite National Park.

https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

https://www.virtualyosemite.org/

Some people count on the company of a furry friend at home, but if your preference is a visit to the zoo or an aquarium, we've found some great opportunities!  Thankfully, spaces like the San Diego Zoo, the Georgia Aquarium and the Monterey Bay Aquarium are offering live webcam viewings of pandas, penguins and beluga whales.

https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/beluga-whale-webcam/

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

Trips all around the world were undoubtedly canceled amid the COVID-19 outbreak, but a tour of the Great Wall of China is available for anyone who would enjoy a visit to this wonder of the world.

https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

International trips are one thing, but, if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, you can take a virtual trip to Mars. NASA partnered with Google to offer a tour of a 3D replica of the Martian surface recorded by the Curiosity rover.

https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/#

As we go through high-tensioned times, keeping yourself relaxed is as important as keeping yourself clean. With the help of Google Earth, users can take a tour of some of Hawaii’s beautiful landmarks, such as Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Waikiki Beach.

https://earth.google.com/web/

MetKids

This site from New York City's Museum of Metropolitan Art lets kids explore the famous museum with an interactive map. Behind-the-scenes videos feature kids just like them, and a "time machine" allows them to explore thousands of years of art! Fun facts and creative projects abound, so kids won't get bored during their social distancing period.

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/