EMERGENCY PRECAUTIONS FOR COVID 19 

 & Town of Chesterfield Curfew

Today Chesterfield County implemented the following curfew:

As part of Chesterfield County’s ongoing effort to cope with and curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), effective March 25, 2020, a curfew will be instituted from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. each day in the unincorporated areas of the county until further notice.  The curfew does not apply to travel to/from work, medical providers, pharmacies, or similar locations, nor is the curfew an order that any business, industry, etc. close during the curfew hours.

In an effort to present a united front in stopping the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and to avoid any confusion between incorporated and unincorporated areas, the Town of Chesterfield is following the county’s lead and implementing the same curfew applicable within the town limits.

Complying with this curfew reducing exposure should reduce the number of individuals contracting the coronavirus and help ensure that we can return to our normal lives in a shorter length of time.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation during this unprecedented time in our Town.

In order to comply with directives from Governor Henry McMaster, and to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Chesterfield is implementing the following changes:

 

Access to public facilities:  The lobbies of Town Hall and the Police Department will remain locked during regular business hours. Police Officers are on patrol. These offices will remain staffed during regular business hours and business will continue through either phone or email.  If there is a need to meet in person, please call or email to schedule an appointment.  We will make all efforts to accommodate this need while adapting to social distancing standards.

Town Hall     843-623-2131 ext 0 or  843-623-9104.

Email cftadmin@shtc.net , cftmclerk@shtc.net , cfddavis@shtc.net

 

Police Department    843-623-2419 or 911

 

Options for payment of water & sewer bills: 

1) You can use the Town’s drop boxes located in the front and rear of the building for payments.  Please put your name and address on the envelope to insure proper posting.

2) You can  pay via telephone by calling 843-253-0809 – there is no charge to use this system.

3) Mail your bill into Town of Chesterfield, PO Box 350, Chesterfield SC  29709

4)Pay on the web at www.nbspay.net/toc , place the dash in your account number example (706300-00)

 

Options for payment of fines & tickets:

1) You can mail your fine to Town of Chesterfield, Municipal Court, PO Box 350, Chesterfield SC 29709.

2) You can use the Town’s drop boxes located in the front and rear of the building for payments.  Please mark the envelope with Fines, name, ticket number and telephone number on the envelope to insure proper posting.

3) To pay a fine online:  Step 1: Go to www.Chesterfield-sc.com, Step 2:  Click on the blue GOVPAYNET box on home page (near bottom of page), Step 3:  Enter your name, ticket number, telephone number and submit. (Example of court date 0719).  (Do not put the / in the number) There is a cost for using this service. Govpaynet accepts most credit and debit cards.

 

Public parks will remain open; however, we encourage social distancing for individuals visiting these areas.

 

The Hut will remain CLOSED for rental FOR  THE MONTH OF APRIL 2020.

 

State-wide directives such as the recent one limiting restaurants to carry out only have the potential to significantly impact our local businesses.  We encourage everyone to support these local business as they attempt to comply with these temporary restrictions.

 

Please keep in mind that these changes are being enacted in order to limit exposure to the virus to you and employees of the businesses.  Your patience is greatly appreciated and we look forward to returning to our normal standard of business as soon as possible.

COVID-19 INFO & HELPFUL LINKS     Health screening

What are the symptoms of this disease?  Coronavirus infection in humans can result in respiratory illness ranging from the common cold to more serious diseases such as pneumonia.  The symptoms are similar to those caused by other respiratory viruses, such as the flu, and include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. 

How does the virus spread?  The virus is spread by direct contact with respiratory droplets that are sneezed or coughed from people who are ill.  At this time, there is no specific treatment for the illness.  Instead, treatment involves supportive care for symptoms.  Efforts are underway to develop a vaccine.  Currently, it is thought that the novel coronavirus virus spreads from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about six feet).  Based on other coronaviruses, symptoms may appear anywhere from two to 14 days after someone is exposed. 

Choose information sources wisely...  Information about this new illness is still developing, but be aware of the “infodemic” which often accompanies such a topic.  False information already exists online about the coronavirus, so stick to reliable websites for your information and updates.  Here are several sites to consider.