Edgefield County is continuously monitoring the very fluid Covid-19 situation.  As we move through this unprecedented National emergency please keep in mind that the County will stay open to the public.  We are however restricting access to county buildings and business should be conducted over the phone, via the internet, or by mail, whenever possible.  County Voter Registration and Election will remain accessible to the public to file for upcoming elections. If contacted in advance, staff may meet the public at the door for payment by check or to transfer paperwork that cannot be emailed.

All Convenience Centers will continue to operate on their normal schedule.

A list of County office numbers can be found at https://edgefieldcounty.sc.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Welcome-Packet-Final.pdf

If you are sick and not sure if you should go to your doctor, you can get a free screening online by going to www.musc.care.  You will have to create an account.  In the payment section use the code COVID19.  If you are sick stay home, unless going to the doctor! 

The recommended public gathering is for 10 or less people.  We are encouraging people to stay home and only go out when needed.  We know this is difficult especially for those who now have school age kids at home, but we need everyone to stay vigilant.

Remember that all restaurants in South Carolina are currently only allowed to do take out orders.  Please do not congregate in the buildings while waiting for food.  Place orders online or by phone when possible.  Grocery stores will remain open.  Please limit the number of items that you buy to what you need.  There is no disruption of the food supply or water supply.  Our stores and restaurants will continue to get supply trucks. 

Everyone is encouraged to put together an emergency kit.  Kits should include but are limited to the following:

Water- 1 gallon per day for each person and pet for 7 days

Nonperishable or canned food for each person and pet for 7 days

Medications

Radio (battery powered, solar powered, or hand crank)

Non-electric games or hobby items

Flashlight

Batteries

First aid kit and first aid manual

Non-electric can opener

Face Mask (disposable)

Hand Sanitizer and moist towelettes

Camp stove and fuel and/or barbecue and charcoal

Portable power bank or solar powered charger for phones

The ABBE Library System will be closing all library buildings effective 6 p.m. March 16th and will be in effect until at least March 31st.

As of Wednesday March 18, Edgefield County Hospital will have a no visitation policy for the swing bed/respite patients unless there is an extraordinary circumstance. There will be continued restricted visitation policy for the remainder of our patients. ECH will still be having elective cases as well as continue to serve their outpatients. In addition, the cafeteria will be closed to the public as of Wednesday 3/18.