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County extends local state of emergency to April 30


 PRESS RELEASE PICKENS COUNTY GOVERNMENT - After reviewing the latest guidance from state and federal officials, and consulting with the Pickens County Board of Health, the Department of Public Health and Piedmont Mountainside Hospital officials, the Board of Commissioners has extended the local state of emergency and emergency ordinances enacted on March 24, 2020. This declaration will now be in effect through April 30, 2020 at 11:59pm. Please remember a few key items within the emergency ordinances:

 •All citizens are to shelter-in-place to avoid all nonessential outings and stay indoors as much as possible. This will limit person to person contact and help control the spread of COVID-19. 

 • All restaurants and establishments serving food and/or drinks within Pickens County jurisdiction will be restricted to carry-out/drive-thru service only. 

      This decision while a difficult one was made in the best interest of public safety. Public health officials advise these measures are needed to control the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate the support and understanding of our community during these trying times.

      Please continue to monitor our website at for updates and to access the full emergency ordinance.