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Coronavirus Information

July 2, 2020 

Face Mask Ordinance Approved in Several Communities

City of Myrtle Beach 

Myrtle Beach City Council approved an Executive Order requiring that face masks be worn within the City of Myrtle Beach. 

This order goes into effect today, July 2 at 11:59 p.m. View Executive Order
Note: The order will remain in effect for 67 days or until rescinded. The final version will be posted on our website once available.   

Download signage for your business letting customers know that face covering is required. 

Face Coverings Sign

North Myrtle Beach 

North Myrtle Beach City Council voted in favor of an ordinance that requires people to wear face coverings in public spaces.

The ordinance went into effect today, July 2 at 12 p.m.

FAQs about North Myrtle Beach’s mask

Download signage for your business letting customers know that face covering is required. 

City of Georgetown 

City leaders in the City of Georgetown passed an ordinance requiring the use of face masks in public.

The ordinance goes into effect July 3 at 9 a.m.

Download signage for your business letting customers know that face covering is required.

Face Masks

Does your business sell face coverings? Whether your business sells large quantities to other businesses or individual masks for customers/visitors, let us know so we can add your business to this list and share with other Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce investors and the public. Please email us your business name and telephone number.

COVID-19
  • How to Report COVID-19
    Report immediately a suspected COVID-19 case by contacting SC DHEC at:
    • Office: 843-915-8886
    • Nights/Weekends: 843-915-8845 
Greater Grand Strand is Open

The Greater Grand Strand Promise is a simple way you can show your commitment to limiting the spread of COVID-19. We’re asking you as a business investor to make the promise to do your part to protect our community as we work to recover our economy. 

Voice of Business Webinar Series

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber has partnered with our investor experts to host webinars to address issues impacting businesses. If you can't catch these webinars live, visit our website to view the recordings. If you have a topic you would like to hear discussed or would be willing to share through a webinar/Facebook Live, please email AskUs@VisitMyrtleBeach.com

July 7, 11 a. m. Taxes in Retirement It is important to know and understand the potential tax implications of selecting which assets from which you draw your retirement income. Register here.

July 9, 8:30 a. m. What is Your Long Term Care Plan? Come hear the pros and cons of long-term care planning and see if it is right for you! Register here.

Free Mobile COVID-19 Testing Clinics

July 7, 5-8 p.m. - Kingston Lake Missionary Baptist, 3410 Church St, Loris

July 10, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing while supplies last, Georgetown High School, 2500 Anthuan Maybank Dr., Georgetown

July 17, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing while supplies last, Myrtle Beach Pelicans Stadium, 1251 21st Ave. North, Myrtle Beach

July 24, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing while supplies last, Coastal Carolina University, 100 Chanticleer Dr., Conway

July 31, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing while supplies last, Myrtle Beach Pelicans Stadium, 1251 21st Ave. North, Myrtle Beach

 
Face Mask
Social Distancing

How the Grand Strand Can Stop the Spread
Everyone is at risk of getting the virus or unknowingly transmitting it to someone else. Steps we can take to protect ourselves and others include:

  • Practicing social distancing
  • Wearing a mask in public
  • Avoiding group gatherings
  • Regularly washing your hands
  • Staying home if sick

For the latest information related to COVID-19 visit scdhec.gov/COVID19. Visit scdmh.net for stress, anxiety and mental health resources from the S.C. Department of Mental Health.

Support small businesses. Complete the census. The 2020 Census data can help businesses better understand how to serve their customers, where to open new locations, and where to find a skilled workforce. Respond to the 2020 Census either online or by phone at 844-330-2020.

2020 Census
Virtual Job Fair
Support Local Business

Looking for Summer Help? Add your job openings. Please specify the age requirement in the position title field.

Economic Recovery Starts at HomeShow your love for the beach, your friends and neighbors, by shopping, dining, and playing locally.

Worksites Needed

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is seeking Businesses or Nonprofits in the Health Care & Social Assistance, Leisure & Hospitality, Manufacturing & Construction, Professional Office, and Trade & Transportation industries for Entry-Level or Intermediate-Level Internships and/or On-the-Job Training opportunities.

Let’s work together by providing job training opportunities for those in need and save on your expenses!

Reopening Signs
Open for Business
Cleaning Supplies

Stop by your Myrtle Beach Area Chamber (1200 N. Oak St.) and pick up the free flyers outside the front lobby door. Or click below and print. 

Stop by your Myrtle Beach Area Chamber (1200 N. Oak St.) and pick up an Open for Business yard sign. You'll find the free signs outside the front lobby door.

 

Let’s All Stay Safe: Cleaning, Disinfecting and Protective Resources

Accelerate Myrtle Beach

Accelerate Myrtle Beach Reopening Guidelines

Visit Myrtle Beach Responsibly

Flyers and video messages promoting healthy hygiene and social distancing.

Dining
SC Executive Orders
COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund

Support our local restaurants. Don’t forget to check out your favorite restaurant as dining rooms can now open at a 50% capacity.

Gov. Henry McMaster has issued executive orders addressing a variety of issues in response to COVID-19.

For your contribution to support our Horry County community, please specify Horry County in the “comments” field of the payment form.

Check My Beach
COVID-19 Public Sentiment Survey

Visit the Check My Beach website for water quality and beach safety information. From rip currents to beach flags to water quality testing, the goal is to provide accurate, up-to-date information directly to beachgoers. 

Calling All Grand Strand Residents!
Please take this quick survey to help us determine how best to respond to your needs in these uncertain times.

Assistance for Small Businesses

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened to All Eligible Small Businesses and Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic - SBA’s EIDL program offers long-term, low-interest assistance for a small business or nonprofit. EIDL assistance can be used to cover payroll and inventory, pay debt or fund other expenses. Additionally, the EIDL Advance will provide up to $10,000 ($1,000 per employee) of emergency economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties, and these emergency grants do not have to be repaid. The EIDL program will remain open until the funds are depleted or until Dec. 30, 2020. Learn More: SBA.gov/Disaster

Quick Reminders

Salute From the Shore - July 4, 1 p.m., a parade of military aircraft flies overhead to honor the USA's armed forces. Planes depart promptly from Cherry Grove and head south along the beach. Learn More

Horry County's Flood Mitigation and Resiliency Virtual Seminar Series - Horry County Government will host a seven-week virtual seminar series on flood mitigation and resiliency each Wednesday at 4 p.m. from July 1 to Aug. 12, 2020. Learn More

Applications are being accepted for Leadership Grand Strand Class XLI. During the 10-month program, participants develop leadership skills while examining our community’s history, arts and culture, education, economy, government, human services, law enforcement and natural resources. Class members also contribute to the Grand Strand through community service. Deadline: July 17.

Funds Still Available Through SC Thrive’s COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program - SC Thrive’s COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program, which was designed to provide emergency rental assistance to South Carolinians facing financial hardships because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, still has funding available and is accepting applications.

Offers of Work – If you have offered an individual a job and they refused, it is important for you to report the incident to DEW through your Employer Self Service Portal. The Refusal of Job Offer Guide provides screenshots and instructions to help you through the process.

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Deadline Extended! Apply now for the 2020-21 HCS Child Development Program. Learn more 

Ways to Help - Food Donations - During the COVID-19 pandemic, our local food pantries are working overtime to ensure that Horry County residents. Your donations will help these groups continue their food distribution mission. View a list or nonprofits/food items. Also, remember that if you or your family are in need of assistance relating to basic needs, call 211 or 1-866-892-9211.

Please contact us at AskUs@VisitMyrtleBeach.com with your questions and business needs. 

Check out Myrtle Beach Area Chamber's COVID-19 page for the latest updates.

              
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