PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT DUE TO THE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL MANDATES CONCERNING THE COVID-19 VIRUS PANDEMIC, THE LAURENS COUNTY COUNCIL WILL NOT HOLD ITS REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 24, 2020.
PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE OFFICES AT HILLCREST SQUARE IS BEING DENIED – DOORS WILL BE LOCKED
ANY BUSINESS NEEDING TO BE CONDUCTED WITH THE OFFICES OF THE LAURENS COUNTY TREASURER, AUDITOR OR ASSESSOR WILL BE CONDUCTED BY MEANS OF THE DRIVE THRU WINDOW
THE REGISTRATIONS AND ELECTIONS OFFICE AT THE HISTORIC COURTHOUSE WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR FILING FOR AN ELECTED OFFICE ONLY
THE LAURENS COUNTY LIBRARY AND THE CLINTON BRANCH ARE CLOSED
General Public, Laurens County Adjusting Daily Operations
Mar. 18, 2020 | 4:00 PM
Laurens County officials are continuing to monitor the impact that COVID-19 is having on the Laurens County community and the services the County provides to its residents and visitors.
In an effort to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, County offices located at the County’s Hillcrest Judicial / Administration Building, located at 100 Hillcrest Square, Laurens, will no longer allow the general public to enter until further notice. The following offices will provide … read more.
Mar. 18, 2020 | 3:00 PM
The COVID 19 virus is called a “novel” coronavirus which is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. Being a “novel” virus, the actions taken in response to this pandemic are constantly and rapidly evolving. Laurens County Government is political subdivision of the State of South Carolina. read more.
As the coronavirus cases continue to rise in the U.S., it is important that Laurens County take necessary and logical precautions to reduce the risk of exposure.
Laurens County Government is taking extreme precaution by encouraging employees who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness to stay home, provide respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene products to government departments, and perform routine environmental cleaning.
How is the Coronavirus Spread?
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person who are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet) and through respiratory droplets produced with an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Laurens County officials encourages everyone to take appropriate steps to protect yourself by washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol when soap and water aren’t available, and by avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Put distance between yourself and other people and avoid close contact with people who are sick.
By protecting others, you reduce the spread of COVID-19. If you are sick, stay home, except to get medical care; cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw used tissues in the trash; immediately wash your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer; wear a facemask; and clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
Fever, cough, and shortness of breath are all symptoms that may appear 2 – 14 days after exposure.
For a more detailed account of COVID-19, visit the CDC’s CoronaVirus web page. The web page is constantly updated with new information. You can also visit our Emergency Management page and click on the Coronavirus link.