Our View: Response
The Virus - Our Response & The Latest Numbers.
456 Cases & 9 Deaths in South Carolina; the March 25 numbers from SC DHEC:
KUDOS To Dollar General for announcing that the first hour of every business day will be given to the elderly to accomplish their shopping.
Also, Bi-Lo (Southeastern Grocers Inc.) will set up special, early-morning hours for seniors to shop, and will hire displaced workers from the hospitality and restaurant industries - they will be designated “hometown heroes” in their neighborhood groceries.
Kudos To Main St. Clinton, these are their initiatives:
Clinton restaurants are currently open and doing business either by drive-thru, take-out, or curbside pick-up.
Main Street is distributing temporary signs now and semi-permanent yard signs will be distributed next week.
In addition, we have set up a public Facebook group called Clinton SC Support Local for restaurants to post menus, specials, special hours, services, etc., and for the public to know who/what, etc.
Adele Alducin, Main Street Clinton Director
It’s a REAL Shame - Food Hoarding:
Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers wants people to know that there is plenty of food to weather the crisis.
“As we monitor the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve reached out to farmers, grocery stores and other industry partners, and we have no concerns about their ability to continue supplying food to us all,” Weathers said.
“The American food supply chain is stable and robust,” Weathers said.
“In times of emergency, we must remember that we are part of a strong community,” Weathers said. “We’ve seen the resilience and generosity of South Carolinians during hurricanes, floods and tragedies, and we’ll see it as we fight the spread of the coronavirus.”
Some groceries have implemented “no take-back” policies on toilet paper and paper towels. These will frustrating the hoarding-scammers.
It’s a Shame
That Big Boys in Clinton has to close; it’s not set up for take-out (they posted a take-out menu today - March 26). The City is going to miss that very large electricity payment. It might be a blip or it might show up, later, on the bottom line.
It’s a Shame
That the Library has to close. Some children might need those computers for their in-home lessons. We take it so much for granted that “everybody” has the internet; however, in a community of poverty some people just can’t afford the extra expense (Chromebooks have pre-done lessons already installed).
That Playgrounds have to close. Now is a great time for everyone to work on their fitness. You know what’s not closed? Walking.
Kudos, A Resource:
Good Morning All,
Many small businesses rely on our support daily. During these unprecedented times, they need us more than ever! We can literally save the businesses we love.
How can you help?
How can you participate?
as a resource outlet.
If you are a local business, feel free to post to this page.
If you are a local, be sure to support in every way you can!
Stay healthy & safe!
Amanda Munyan, President & CEO
Laurens County Chamber of Commerce.
It’s a Shame
That the “no more than 50” gathering-restriction applies to local government. Too many councils will use these extraordinary times to conduct government-in-the-dark.