City of North Charleston Coronavirus Update: March 31, 2020

The following is a statement from the City of North Charleston:

Video: Today’s Press Conference with Mayor Keith Summey, Fire Chief Greg Bulanow, and Police Chief Reggie Burgess

Video: A message from Mayor Keith Summey

The City of North Charleston will continue to operate under limited functions with essential personnel through April 26.

• Limit occupancy to 50% allowable by code
• Mark and identify areas for proper customer separation at check-out
• Designate each aisle as one-way to lessen cross-traffic
• Provide hand sanitizers and/or wipes to all customers


    • All public meetings cancelled through April 26.
    • Roll cart and garbage pick up will continue as scheduled.
    • Curbside yard debris and bulk trash pick will be collected the week of March 30 with collection occurring every other week.
    • All public parks and playgrounds are closed.
    • All recreational programs are suspended and facilities are closed.
    • Summer camp registration has been postponed until further notice.
    • All senior centers are closed.
    • The permitting One Stop Shop has closed to in-person business.
    • Building plans can still be submitted online for review by Zoning, Building, Fire, and Public Works, but expect a delayed response time due to limited staffing.
    • Business licensing has closed to in-person. Renewals can be submitted online.
    • For anyone unable to access the internet for permitting, a single terminal will be set up in the lobby of City Hall.
    • Courts will only open for bond hearings, which will take place at 9am only. Bond paperwork must be turned in by 7am to be heard same-day.  All other court cases are to be rescheduled and written confirmation of the new court dates and times will be mailed to all case parties.
    • All Cultural Arts facilities are closed, all school performances suspended. North Charleston Arts Fest and the Children’s Festival are cancelled.
    • Police will continue to operate normally with no reduction in services.
    • Fire will continue to operate normally with no reduction in services, however, all public events and stations visits are cancelled until further notice.
    • North Charleston Fire Museum is closed until further notice.
    • All events at the North Charleston Coliseum, Performing Arts Center, and Convention Center are cancelled through the end of the month with most shows rescheduled to a later date.

North Charleston Citizen Hotlines

843-740-5883 & 843-740-5887

Operating 8am-8pm

North Charleston Emergency Management continues to monitor the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and advises citizens to take precautions to limit the potential spread of the virus. Please continue to heed all advice from the CDC and SCDHEC.

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