News Flash

City of Greenville Latest News

Posted on: August 9, 2021

City Requires Masks at Public Meetings

Graphic Text: Masks Required

The City of Greenville will require masks for employees and visitors while inside public meeting rooms and common areas beginning with the City Council work session and formal meeting Monday afternoon at the Greenville Convention Center. The requirement took effect at all other city facilities on August 10, 2021.

The decision aligns with current CDC and DHEC recommendations that everyone – regardless of vaccination status – wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission. Greenville County’s COVID transmission rate is “high.”

City employees will be allowed to unmask inside enclosed personal office space but will be required to wear a mask when riding with other employees and guests inside a city vehicle.

Parents and guardians will continue to make masking decisions for their children enrolled in our summer camps and after school programs. Employees and parents must wear masks. 

The City of Greenville has been a statewide leader in public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. The city was the first municipality in South Carolina to enact a mask ordinance in June of 2020. Our ordinance was invalidated in March of this year by the Governor’s Executive Order No. 2021-23.

The mayor and other city leaders talk daily with local health professionals. Both Prisma Health-Upstate and Bon Secours St. Francis Health System are requiring masks for all employees and reinstating visitor limits.

We know people are weary of COVID-19 and its protocols, but wearing a mask, washing hands, social distancing and staying at home when sick are proven effective in slowing the spread.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Greenville Latest News

Spinks Bridge

Spinks Bridge Opens Early

Posted on: October 22, 2021
Button that says: Your Vote Counts

Election Day Information

Posted on: October 12, 2021
COVID-19 icon on top of image of South Carolina map

COVID-19 Vaccination Data Hub

Posted on: January 28, 2021
photo of a pickleball court

OPA! Indoor Pickleball Debuts

Posted on: October 14, 2021
map showing McDaniel Avenue paving project location and detour routes

McDaniel Avenue Repaving Project

Posted on: September 21, 2021