MONCKS CORNER, S.C.– (Tuesday March 17, 2020) — Berkeley County Council has issued a State of Emergency declaration in response to the local threat of novel coronavirus, officially called COVID-19. Council met for a special-called emergency meeting at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17. The declaration was necessary for Berkeley County to implement emergency planning for anticipated problems and prepare for emergency actions needed to confront the challenges of COVID-19. The resolution can be found HERE.
Berkeley County Emergency Management moved OPCON Level 2 at the Council Meeting. This means a disaster or emergency is likely to impact the County and there is enhanced awareness. Berkeley County Emergency Management continues to coordinate plans with its partners at the local, state and national levels.
Berkeley County officials continue to encourage citizens to take precautions to limit the spread of the virus. Public health officials also continue to advise proper preventative measures that have been issued by DHEC and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to stay healthy and help limit the spread of the virus.
Berkeley County has closed a majority of its buildings and facilities to the public. All Berkeley County updates can be found on the Berkeley County website under “Coronavirus COVID-19 latest.” A full list of County Closures can be found HERE. Also, follow related updates on the County’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
– Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office –