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MONCKS CORNER, S.C.– (Wednesday, April 1, 2020) – Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb is urging citizens to follow the Governor’s orders and encouraging people to stay home if possible. Supervisor Cribb issued the following statement after Governor McMaster ordered all non-essential businesses to close.

It is our personal and collective responsibility to be increasingly vigilant in heeding guidance from federal, state, and local authorities. We understand that every decision made that impacts personal liberty, in an attempt to protect life and the spread of the virus, will be received with a wide range of emotions. That being said, we can all agree that this virus is a very serious matter and we all play a part in mitigating its spread. From the onset, we are thankful that the residents and businesses of Berkeley County have taken the advice we have been given and have made the necessary adjustments and sacrifices. A special thanks goes out to our first responders and medical professionals for their efforts during this most difficult time.

The order went into effect today, April 1, and will last for 15 days. A full list of executive orders can be found HERE.

A full list of businesses impacted by this order can be found HERE.

Berkeley County Operations:

Berkeley County is restricting access into County buildings and offices and continues to offer services to the public by telephone, email, and drop boxes Monday-Thursday. Berkeley County Government offices and facilities will be CLOSED to the public and employees on Friday, April 3, with the exception of the Berkeley County landfill, convenience centers, and Berkeley Animal Center. For a full list of County operations, please visit berkeleycountysc.gov/covid19

Critical need for blood:

Berkeley County is encouraging people to donate blood. The County has partnered with The American Red Cross, Santee Cooper, and the Town of Moncks Corner to host a blood drive at Santee Cooper on Monday, April 6, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please visit www.redcrossblood.org to learn more and to schedule an appointment.

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– Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office –

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