Resources for Seniors

From City of Charleston Ordinance adopted March 25, 2020, in response to Coronavirus:

Here’s what you can still leave your house to do

○ Go to work, if your employer is among those permitted to stay open

○ Go to the grocery store

○ Go to the pharmacy

○ Go to a restaurant to pick up takeout food

○ Deliver essential items (like groceries and medication) to someone who isn’t able to get it themselves

○ Go outside for recreational purposes (but only by yourself or with someone you live with, and in a group of three or less people)

 

Here’s what you can’t do

○ Go to a friend or family member’s house (unless you’re their caregiver or delivering groceries or medication)

○ Outdoor recreation that can’t be done with at least 6 feet of distance between you and others who aren’t apart of your household

○ Go to work, if your employer is not among those permitted to stay open

 

Businesses that are allowed to remain open

○ Essential health care operations including, research and laboratory services, hospitals, walk-in-care health facilities, veterinary and livestock services, elder care, medical wholesale and distribution, home health care workers or aides, doctor and emergency dental, nursing homes, or residential health care facilities or congregate care facilities, medical supplies and equipment manufacturers and providers.

○ Essential infrastructure operations including utilities including power generation, fuel supply and transmission, public water and wastewater, telecommunications and data centers, airports/airlines, transportation infrastructure such as bus, rail, or for-hire vehicles, garages, hotels, and places of accommodation, the South Carolina Port Authority.

○ Essential manufacturing operations including food processing, manufacturing agents, including all foods and beverages, chemicals, medical equipment/instruments, pharmaceuticals, sanitary products, telecommunications, microelectronics/semi-conductor, agriculture/farms, household paper products, vehicle and aircraft manufacturing.

○  Essential retail operations including grocery stores and all food and beverage stores, big box stores or wholesale clubs that have in house grocery or pharmacy services, pharmacies, convenience stores, direct farm to consumer sales, gas stations, restaurants/bars (but only for take-out or/delivery), hardware and building material store and online retailers that deliver products and services to individual’s homes or businesses.

○  Other essential service operations including garbage, trash and recycling collection, processing and disposal, mail and shipping services, laundromats and dry cleaning, building cleaning and maintenance, child care services, warehouse/distribution and fulfillment, funeral homes, crematoriums and cemeteries, storage for essential businesses, animal shelters, educational institutions, for purposes of facilitating distance learning, performing critical research, or performing essential functions

○  News media

○  Financial Institutions and Professional Services operations including banks, credit unions and check cashing services, insurance, payroll, accounting, services related to financial markets and legal services.

○  Providers of basic necessities to economically disadvantaged populations including, homeless shelters and congregate care facilities, food banks, human services providers whose function includes the direct care of patients in state-licensed or funded voluntary programs, the care, protection, custody and oversight of individuals both in the community and in state-licensed residential facilities; those operating community shelters and other critical human services agencies providing direct care or support.

○  Providers of basic necessities to economically disadvantaged populations including, homeless shelters and congregate care facilities, food banks, human services providers whose function includes the direct care of patients in state-licensed or funded voluntary programs, the care, protection, custody and oversight of individuals both in the community and in state-licensed residential facilities; those operating community shelters and other critical human services agencies providing direct care or support.

○  Construction including, skilled trades such as electricians, plumbers, other related construction firms and professionals for essential infrastructure or for emergency repair and safety purposes, other construction where the contractor can ensure social distancing.

○  Defense operations including defense and national security-related operations supporting the U.S. Government or a contractor to the US government.

○  Essential services necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operations of residences or other essential businesses including, law enforcement, fire prevention and response, building code enforcement, security, emergency management and response, building cleaners or janitors, general maintenance whether employed by the entity directly or a vendor, automotive repair, disinfection mail, post, shipping, logistics, delivery and pick-up services.

 

Businesses that must close

○  Retail stores and shopping malls (except as exempted by the ordinance)

○  Fitness centers, including yoga, barre and cycling facilities

○ Entertainment facilities including, but not limited to:
             ○ Music venues
             ○ Theaters
             ○ Museums
             ○ Movie theaters
○ Arts and crafts businesses
○ Dance schools
○ Entertainment facilities including, but not limited to:
             ○ Ice skating rinks
             ○ Bowling alleys
             ○ Trampoline parks
             ○ Sporting event venues, including golf courses
○ Barber shops and hair salons
○ Day spas
○ Tattoo and body piercing shops
○ Private clubs (except for the provision of food for take-out and/or delivery)

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