Richland County COVID-19 Situation Update
April 29, 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE: Richland County currently has no active positive cases of COVID-19. Three individuals have been released from home isolation and are considered recovered. Testing is conducted through a healthcare provider. Public health follow-up with those tested is ongoing.
Richland County is following the Governor’s guidelines for reopening in Phase One. Retail businesses, including salons and other personal care services, were opened April 27, with restaurants opening for dine-in service on May 4th. These openings include restrictions to ensure the protection of staff and the public.
We will remain in Phase One until the Governor moves the state into Phase Two. There is currently no expected date to move to Phase Two.
The Health Department has launched the hashtag #ReopenRichlandCounty, documenting a community- wide, proactive approach to ensuring a sustainable recovery. #ReopenRichlandCounty and other COVID- 19 related documents are located on the Health Department’s website at http://www.richland.org/rchd .
Community members play an important role in Richland County’s long-term recovery. All residents should continue to practice social distancing, wear a mask when social distancing is difficult, stay home when you’re sick, minimize non-essential travel, and limit close contacts. Vulnerable populations, including those over 65 and those with compromised immune systems, should continue to shelter in place.
The COVID-19 Information Line remains open and staffed. Your questions can be answered by a knowledgeable public health staff member by calling 406-433-6947.