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Coronavirus Coverage

Please check back frequently for updates on cancellations due to precautions surrounding COVID-19 in the CSRA. Please visit our homepage to find more information on the virus outbreak.


GA Gov. Kemp Statewide Shelter in Place until April 30 & Opening of Select Business to occur this Fri, April 24 & Mon, April 27 | More Info

SC Gov. McMaster Creates accelerateSC & Opens Public Beach Access, Limited Retail Businesses | More Info


The number of Coronavirus cases in the CSRA as of April 24, 2020:

Total of 22,147 confirmed cases in Georgia & total 4,917 confirmed cases in South Carolina.

The following are confirmed cases in surrounding counties: 344 cases in Richmond County, 133 cases in Columbia County, 51 in Burke County, 37 in McDuffie County, 84 confirmed cases in Aiken County


STATE/COUNTY INFORMATION:

Georgia: Gov. Kemp Extended Statewide Shelter in Place Until April 30 | State of Emergency Declaration Extended to May 13 |  More Info

South Carolina: Gov. McMaster Orders that Furloughed Employees Qualify for Unemployment BenefitsGovernor McMaster Orders Non-Essential Businesses Closed Throughout S.C.  | More Info

Columbia County: More Info

Richmond County: More Info

Aiken County: More Info


SCHOOL/ATHLETICS INFORMATION:

  • The Columbia County School District Food Distribution: READ HERE
  • Richmond County School System comments on prom: READ HERE
  • Augusta University: Information regarding student refunds: READ HERE
  • Georgia Schools to remain closed until April 27th: READ HERE

 

  • South Carolina Schools to remain closed through April: READ HERE

 

  • Richmond County School System Drive Through Drive Meal Program: READ HERE

 

  •  Columbia County School Closure Feeding Drive Through Sites & Meal Distribution: Grovetown Elementary, Grovetown Middle, North Harlem Elementary, Martinez Elementary, Parkway Elementary, South Columbia Elementary and Lakeside High. Grab & Go Sack Meals for lunch and the next day breakfast for any students 18 & under. Starts Monday March 23rd- April 3rd. Serving time: 11:00a.m. -1:00p.m.

    Community support groups will be available to feed families while the CCSD is closed for Spring Break, April 6-13. CCSD will resume meal distribution operations Wednesday, April 15 and operate on a modified Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule for the remainder of the shutdown. MORE INFO

 

  • The University of Georgia and Georgia Southern: Canceled spring commencement ceremonies

 

  • Georgia Universities: All University System of Georgia Schools, including Augusta University, will switch to online classes for the remainder of the semester.

 

  • Edgefield County Schools: Please check the county’s announcement on meals, school work, and other information on the following link: MORE INFO

 

  • Lincoln County Schools: Closed until further notice: MORE INFO

 

  • Burke County Schools: Closed until further notice: MORE INFO

 

  • Columbia County Schools: Closed until further noticeMORE INFO

 

  • Richmond County Schools: Closed until further noticeMORE INFO

 

  • GEORGIA REGENTS UNIVERSITY:  All classes, including Augusta University, have been cancelled until further notice.

 

  • McDuffie County Schools: Closed until further notice. MORE INFO

 

  • Aiken County: Closed until further notice. MORE INFO

 

  • Warren County Schools: Closed until further notice. | MORE INFO

 

  • SAIL school in Columbia County: Closed until further notice | MORE INFO

 

  • Augusta Prep: Closed until further notice | MORE INFO

 

 


RESTAURANTS/GROCERY STORE INFORMATION:

  • Grocery Store Updates:

Walmart, Kroger and Publix stores all have adjusted store hours until further notice for cleaning and sanitizing.
Kroger: stores will be open 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.;

Publix: stores will close daily at 8 p.m.;

Walmart: stores will be open from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m.

until further notice.

 

 

 


LOCAL BUSINESS CLOSINGS/EVENTS/OTHER INFO:

  • Augusta Shutdown of Nonessential Business/Gatherings: READ MORE HERE

 

  • The Augusta National Targeting Nov 9 – 15 for 2020 Masters Tournament| MORE INFO

 

 

  • Golden Harvest Food Bank: Mobile Market Food Distribution: Georgia Residents: INFORMATION HERE

 

 

 

  • Drive, Chip, and Putt: CANCELLED: READ MORE

 

  • Drive Fore Show, Rock Fore Dough: Postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

 

  • Fort Gordon COVID-19 Precautionary Measures: READ HERE

 

 

 

 

  • The Miller Theater: No public events until at least April 24: LEARN MORE HERE

 

  • Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History: Closed Until Mid-Apri-| MORE INFO

 

  • Columbia County Senior Center: Closed starting until further notice.

 

  • The Salvation Army Response to COVID19: MORE INFO

 

 

  • Boys and Girls Club: Boys & Girls Clubs to Close Temporarily, Will Offer Dinner to Club Members During Closings: More Info Here

 

 

  • Jury trials: Jury trials in the Augusta Judicial Circuit which includes Richmond, Burke and Columbia counties have been suspended for the next month.  The suspension was ordered by Chief Judge Carl Brown and includes grand jury sessions as well.  Legal deadlines related to pending cases that fall within the 30 – day period have also been suspended.