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All City updates related to COVID-19 will be posted on this page.

April 2
Please note that all Municipal Court dates scheduled for March, April and May have been postponed. All cases on those dockets will be rescheduled. You must contact Donna DeRado, Administrative Judge/Clerk of Court, at 803-578-4155 or email dderado@tegacaysc.gov before June 1st to confirm your rescheduled court date.

March 31
On Monday, March 30, Governor McMaster issued Executive Order 2020-16 regarding additional restrictions due to the continued spread of COVID-19 in South Carolina. As of yesterday afternoon’s SCDHEC report, there are 43 confirmed cases in York County.

Executive Order 2020-16 Restricts access for public beaches and waters in SC. Section 1 (c) specifically states, "I hereby order and direct that any and all public piers, docks, wharfs, boat ramps, and boat landings providing public access to the public waters of this State, to include any adjacent or associated public parking lots or other public facilities, shall be closed to public access for recreational purposes for the duration of the State of Emergency.

Based on this order from the Governor, the boat launches at Nivens Creek and the Tega Cay Marina are closed to the general public for the remainder for the State of Emergency. The River Access on New Grey Rock Rd. and the boat launch at Pitcairn Park were already closed to the public and will remain so for the duration of the State of Emergency.

March 28
In the interest of the safety of all staff and general public, the golf course, croquet court and tennis facilities will be closed until further notice beginning on Saturday, March 28, until further notice. It was a decision that was not arrived at lightly, but given the spread of COVID-19 locally and for the protection of everyone we feel this is the right decision to make at this time. The golf staff will continue to maintain the facilities so that when restrictions begin to lift, they are ready to welcome our community back to the facility. During this time, everyone needs to remain off the golf course, tennis courts, croquet court and related facilities.

March 19
York County will be temporarily suspending the processing of mixed recycling at the York County Material Recovery Facility (MRF) effective Monday, March 23, 2020. If you place your recycle cart out for collection on your scheduled day, it will be taken to the landfill instead of the recycling center. If you would still like to recycle during this time, you will need to take your sorted recycle items to one of the 16 facilities around the county (closest one to Tega Cay is in Baxter). This will be temporary, but will be in effect until further notice. Once the County has notified us that they have reopened their recycling process facility, we will make you aware.

March 18
Please note that the Municipal Court dates scheduled for March 17, April 2 and April 14 have been postponed. All cases on those dockets will be rescheduled. Please check your mail for a summons that will state when your new court date is. Notices will be sent to the address on your citation. If your address has changed, please email dderado@tegacaysc.gov with your updated information.

March 17 – Rescheduled to May 7, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
April 2 – Rescheduled to May 19, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
April 14 – Rescheduled to June 9, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

March 17
Due to the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, effective immediately City Hall is closed to the public. City staff will be present at City Hall to answer phone calls and respond to emails.

March 16
In accordance with City Ordinance 548 signed by City Council on March 15, the Fort Mill River Access is closed until further notice.

March 16
In addition, City staff have begun operating under the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) for COVID-19. Since the threat to a municipality’s continuity of operations is great during a pandemic outbreak, it is important to have a plan in place to ensure it can carry out its essential functions and services. The City will monitor the severity of the pandemic and establish continuity activation triggers to address the unique nature of the pandemic threat.

March 15
In light of the public health crisis created by the spread of COVID-19 and in an effort to reduce the chances of the virus spreading, City Council has enacted emergency ordinance 548. The authority to enact such an ordinance is granted to them under State Law via Section 5-7-250 (d).

March 13
Municipal Court, scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, has been postponed. All cases on the docket for Tuesday will be re-scheduled to a later date. If you were scheduled for Court, you must contact the Clerk of Court at (803) 548-3512 or dderado@tegacaysc.gov to receive your new court date.

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