Hartsville announces modified operations to prevent spread of COVID-19

Hartsville announces modified operations to prevent spread of COVID-19
City of Hartsville (Source: Facebook)

HARTSVILLE, S.C. (WMBF) – The city of Hartsville announced on Monday it is moving to modified operations to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The modified operations went into effect immediately and will go until March 31. Leaders said they will reevaluate the changes as more information about the coronavirus and the number of cases becomes available.

The city said access to Hartsville’s Public Facilities will be restricted and closed to the public during the modified operations.

The city of Hartsville will make the following modifications for business operations:

City Hall (Finance)

City Hall (Human Resources)

City Hall (Business Navigator)

Public Services Department

  • Public Services office will be closed to the public. Any business may be taken care of by calling 843.383.3006.
  • Garbage collection will remain on schedule.
  • Recycling services will be suspended during this period of time.
  • Yard debris will remain on schedule.
  • Utility calls/work will not be affected.

Hartsville Police Department

  • The Police Department lobby will be closed to the public.
  • Fingerprinting and background checks will be suspended during the period of limited operation.
  • Requests for copies of reports may be obtained by calling 843.383.3011.
  • Police response will be limited to emergency calls.
  • Non-emergency calls and police reports will be completed over the phone by calling 843.383.3011 to minimize contact.
  • Officers will wear additional personal protective gear to reduce exposure.

Hartsville Fire Department

  • The Fire Department lobby will be closed to the public.
  • Fire reports may be obtained by calling 843.383.3000 or emailing sherry.griggs@hartsvillesc.gov.
  • Firefighters will wear additional personal protective gear to reduce exposure.
  • Hartsville Fire Department will respond only to medial calls of an acute nature.

Parks and Recreation Department

  • Coach T.B. Thomas Sports Center and Byerly Park Complex will be closed to the Public.
  • Additional parks within the City will be open for passive recreation such as walking or jogging.
  • The Parks and Recreation Department can be reached by phone at 843.339.2878 and by email at parks@hartsvillesc.gov.

Municipal Court

  • All municipal court will be postponed. Involved parties will receive a letter about their postponed court dates.
  • Traffic tickets may be paid by calling 843.383.3015.
  • Bond hearings will be held via teleconference.

City Clerk

  • The City Council meeting scheduled for March 17, 2020 will be closed to the Public, but a video will be posted online following the meeting and minutes posted online.

The Key/Main Street Hartsville

  • The Key to Your Hartsville will be closed to the public.
  • All Special Events sponsored by the City of Hartsville will be cancelled through May 10, 2020 in compliance with updated guidelines issued by the CDC on Sunday.
  • All Tourism and Special Events inquiries may be made by phone at 843.917.0602 or email at specialevents@hartsvillesc.gov.
  • All Main Street Hartsville inquiries may be made by phone at 843.230.5837 or email at info@mainstreethartsville.org.

Hartsville Museum

  • The Hartsville Museum will be closed to the public. They may be reached by phone at 843.383.3005 or by email at info@hartsvillemuseum.org.

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