SOCIAL DISTANCING EMERGENCY ORDINANCE
Greenville City Council has adopted an emergency ordinance to control COVID-19 transmission, minimize risk to employees and customers, and promote safety during essential shopping.
The ordinance applies to all businesses permitted to operate under the Governor's Executive Order and is in effect until June 3, 2020.
ENSURING SAFE AND HEALTHY SHOPPING EXPERIENCES
The ordinance requires businesses in the city limits to implement the following social distancing measures:
- Designate (with signage, tape or other means) six-foot spacing between customers and employees to ensure appropriate social distance
- Provide hand sanitizer or sanitizing products for employees and customers
- Implement distinct, separate shopping hours for elderly and vulnerable customers
- Offer alternative means of purchasing and delivering products and services, to include online or telephone orders and curbside pickup
- Make regular announcements or place signage reminding customers and employees of social distancing measures
- Allow employees to wear protective masks and gloves
NOT INTENDED TO CAUSE UNDUE HARDSHIP TO BUSINESS OWNERS
To allow for flexibility, the ordinance takes into account whether your business would have significant difficulty or expense implementing the measure, due to the following factors:
- The nature and cost of the measure at issue
- The financial resources of the business
- The type of operation of the business
- The availability of material and supplies
- The impact on the operation of the business
A customer's failure to adhere to the measures implemented by the business is not a violation. There is no need for businesses to apply for an "undue hardship" exemption. The City has no desire to issue citations and will work with businesses seeking to comply.
For assistance contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or Greenville Cares: 864-232-CARE (2273)