Updated 4/13/2021

City of Newberry Coronavirus Resource Page

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Like all of our community, we are monitoring the impact of COVID-19.  We are in regular contact with our local, state, and federal health resources. Our number one priority is always the health and safety of our citizens, employees, volunteers, and guests. Should there be any recommendations from our local health officials, we will communicate any scheduling changes and post options for accessing City officials. Any changes will be communicated on our webpage (under the News section), Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and local communication channels including The Newberry Observer and WKDK. We request that any staff who are feeling ill, remain at home and we request that citizens who become ill or have had recent contact with others who are ill, avoid entering public facilities, return home, and contact your healthcare provider. We will provide ongoing updates as necessary.

City Council:

City Council will conduct a special meeting Wednesday, April 21, 2021. In an effort to maintain social distancing, this this meeting will take place at 5:00 p.m. in Memorial Park. The public is invited to attend virtually on their computer, tablet or smart phone device using the links below. The agenda for this meeting will be posted online, Friday, April 16 by 5:00 p.m.

The special meeting can be accessed here: https://cityofnewberrysc.webex.com/cityofnewberrysc/onstage/g.php?MTID=e8cc7dd68c569f0c9a4e091a5b2a2a63c

Agendas can be found here: City of Newberry | Downloads.

Should you have any questions or desire additional information, please contact City Hall at 803.321.1000. 

Below are helpful resource links for community members, businesses, and those willing to educate themselves about the effects of COVID-19.

City of Newberry Ordinance on Face Coverings Summary (currently in effect):

All persons entering a grocery store or pharmacy in the City must wear a face covering while inside the establishment. The face covering shall simultaneously cover both the nostrils of the nose and mouth at a minimum. For the purposes of this Ordinance, the term grocery store shall mean an indoor or outdoor establishment that primarily sells food but may also sell other convenience and household goods. Grocery stores shall include but not be limited to Walmart, Food Lion, Dollar General, other dollar stores, farmers markets, and vegetable/fruit stands. The term does not include a convenience store or gas station which may sell food as an ancillary item.

To view a full copy of the ordinance and it's additional details please call 803-321-1000.

PLEASE NOTE: While the STATE of South Carolina does not have any mask mandate currently in effect, all visitors to the City of Newberry are expected and required to follow the above CITY ordinance as it remains in effect.
Although there is no mandate in effect, it is recommended by SC DHEC that all persons, vaccinated and unvaccinated, should wear masks in public and continue to practice social distancing in public spaces when persons vaccine status may not be clearly known.

Vaccination Information:

SOUTH CAROLINA IS IN PHASE 2 (all ages 16 and up are vaccine ellegible)- Click here to schedule your vaccine appointment

Click HERE for more information on the COVID-19 Vaccine from SC DHEC

You've been vaccinated- what can you safely do? Click HERE for the CDC's guidelines for vaccinated persons


General COVID-19 Resource Links:

Continue to protect yourself and wear your mask, from the CDC:

How to protect yourself from COVID-19

General Mask Info

How to Select, Wear, & Clean a Mask

Why you should Wear a Mask


If you are out in the community, and not remaining quarantined in your home, SCDHEC recommends that you receive routine testing once a month. You should test sooner if someone you’ve been around tests positive or if you develop symptoms. If you have received your full dosage of vaccine routine testing is not needed, however if you show symptoms you should be tested as soon as possible.

SC Executive Orders: There are no state orders currently in effect related to COVID-19 response

AccelerateSC State COVID-19 response: Although there are no state orders currently in effect, all AccelerateSC response guidelines are still recommended, including limiting crowds, masking, etc.

Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Information Page

LATEST STIMULUS INFOMRATION: What's in the March 2021 Covid-19 Relief Bill?

For Our Community:

 For All Business Types:

Re-Opening Information:

For Hospitality Businesses – restaurants and hotels:

For Retailers

Small Business Funding

  • SBA Coronavirus Relief Options, including PPP: Learn More.
  • Opportunityfund.org has enacted a Small Business Relief Fund specifically targeted towards women- and minority-owned business owners. This organization also offers emergency loan funding for small business owners. Learn more.
  • HelloAlice is offering grants to small business owners impacted by COVID-19. Learn more.
  • Digital Undivided is offering micro-grants for African-American women-owned businesses. Learn more.

Marketing Resources