Businesses respond to pandemic

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The following retail and service businesses have responded to our call for hours, services offered during the coronavirus pandemic. If your business or organization has changed hours of operation or is providing services, such as curbside pickup and delivery during this time, fill out the following form: bit.ly/2Uad0Fs

  • Lakelands Master Gardeners annual plant sale, scheduled for April 25, has been cancelled.
  • Carquest Car Show, previously scheduled for April 18, has been postponed to Sept. 12 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Capri's of Greenwood is open from 4:30-8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Our limited menu is updated and posted daily on our Facebook page.
  • Huddle House is open 24/7, Monday-Sunday for takeout
  • Fatz, 1302 Montague Ave., Greenwood, is offering 30% off all takeout and delivery orders, along with curbside service. Call 864-229-3711.
  • Pizza Inn, 1711 ByPass 72 NE, Greenwood, is open for carry-out and curbside pick-up. Call 864-229-0592.
  • Manley Garvin has elected to close its lobby. Call 864-229-4951 with questions or concerns. Measures are in place to accept information dropped off from clients.
  • As of 6 p.m. March 19, Ulta Beauty closed U.S. stores until at least March 31. Remote shopping is available on the Ulta Beauty app or at Ulta.com.
  • The Casting for Critters bass tournament, a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Greenwood, has been postponed. The event was to take place March 21 on Lake Greenwood.
  • Greenwood Artist Guild meetings and workshops canceled until May.
  • Abbeville Opera House's Rockin' the Night Away, slated for April 18, has been rescheduled for June 6. Tickets are currently being refunded.
  • Panera Bread in Greenwood is offering drive-thru, take out, expanded delivery and catering. Call 864-321-6008.
  • Mabry Sanders Insurance Agency, 328 Main St. (second floor), Greenwood, is open at this time and will accept payments by phone or will pick up curb service if needed. Call 864-229-3814 or email msanders@gogenesis.com
  • First Citizens Bank offices are closing their lobbies effective Thursday, March 19, and will have the drive-thru service in all its offices. Offices will take appointments as needed for new account openings, loan requests, safe deposit box access, etc. on a case-by-case basis. Detailed notices and instructions are posted at bank doors.
  • Countybank locations transitioned to drive-thru only until further notice. Customers are encouraged to access their accounts using Countybank’s mobile app or ATMs. Call financial centers for questions about transactions that cannot be conducted via drive-thru. The bank has extended its customer service hours: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. For additional assistance, customer service lines continue to operate as normal at 864-942-1524 or 800-726-8689.
  • FUJIFILM Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. associates who work in functions not directly associated with manufacturing will be shifting to work-from-home/work-in-office rotational schedules. The purpose of this decision is to reduce the overall number of workers on-site, which enables greater opportunities for distancing, thereby improving the working environment for all.
  • Wingard’s Pharmacy, 202 Seaboard Ave., Greenwood, offers free delivery to those who cannot leave home. Call 864-223-6120 or email wingardspharmacy@gmail.com
  • The Museum and Railroad Historical Center in Greenwood will be closed to the public during the COVID-19 virus. For information, call 864-229-7093 or email nickie@greenwoodmuseum.org
  • Thayer’s, 302 Main St., Greenwood, is open for business and will bring purchases to cars or deliver in town. Call 864-229-4000, email thayersgifts@gmail.com
  • Greenwood Community Theatre, 110 Main St., Greenwood, has suspended all operations until further notice. Call 864-993-0108, email gctgwd@gmail.com
  • The Greenwood County Library is closed to the public until further notice.
  • Clemson University Extension Service announced that all 46 of its county offices will be closed to the public beginning March 18. Agents and staff will continue to be available by telephone and email. All Clemson University events, including Clemson Extension events, have been suspended through April 5.
  • Aldi changed its hours to 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
  • Dollar General is dedicating its first hour to senior shoppers. It is also closing its stores an hour early to provide its staff with more time to clean the store and stock shelves.
  • Lidl changed its hours to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
  • Publix changed its hours to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
  • Walmart changed its hours to 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily.
  • Bi-Lo stores have a special shopping hour dedicated to seniors and high-risk customers from 8-9 a.m. weekdays. Bi-Lo is actively hiring those who've lost hours or jobs from the pandemic. Bi-Lo pharmacy locations will open at 8 a.m. weekdays to provide prescription refills, influenza and pneumonia vaccines, and customer counseling.
  • Hydro One Premium Beverages, 206 Main St., Greenwood, is offering home delivery of its drinks to people who live in the Greenwood area and are unable to leave their homes. Call 864-227-0663 or visit hydroonebeverages.com
  • McCormick County Chamber of Commerce will be closed for walk-in service until further notice. We will continue to answer phone calls & emails. The following services will be available by appointment only: faxes, copies and notary service.
  • Lakelands FCA Golf Tournament and Silent Auction, scheduled for April 1, is rescheduled for July 29 at The Links at Stoney Point.
  • For a limited time, Pizza Inn is now offering Contactless Buffet To Go, a new way for America’s Hometown Pizza Place to bring the customized and personal buffet experience directly to guests’ homes. Pizza Inn created new procedures to allow for a safe contactless carryout experience and is providing contactless delivery at many locations.
  • 2020 Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Spring community concerts are canceled. The Miss Peach Blossom Pageant, scheduled for April 4, is canceled.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the Lakelands and the country respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has led to state and national emergency declarations, it is vital for everyone to have up-to-date information about the virus and its spread. As such, we're providing free access to all of our COVID-19 coverage, which is available on this page.

Here's the latest information on COVID-19 from health agencies and hospitals: