COVID-19 Resources

06/26/2020

FAQs Related to the City of Columbia Mask Ordinance

Read More >>

The City of Columbia has released a list of frequently asked questions related to City ordinance 2020-059: Face Mask Ordinance.

05/19/2020

Resilient Columbia Survey Two: Reopening Business Survey Results

Read More >>

The City of Columbia is proud to release the results of the second Resilient Columbia business survey. 300 local business owners participated and provided valuable feedback on their timeframes, as well as the enhanced safety measures currently in place or being considered during COVID-19.

05/06/2020

RESOURCE: AccelerateSC Website

Read More >>

The State of South Carolina recently rolled out a new website intended to be a one-stop shop for COVID-19 related information. The website is part of Governor Henry McMaster's Accelerate SC task force effort, who are working to provide recommendations on ways to quickly and safely reopen the state's economy.

05/06/2020

Resources for City Restaurants Interested in Outside Dining

Read More >>

For restaurants in the City of Columbia interesting in offering outside dining to their patrons, the City's Planning and Development Department has post a PDF online which includes the regulations, a checklist, and an application to apply for an encroachment permit.

05/05/2020

RESOURCE: The Columbia Chamber reConnect Columbia Playbook

Read More >>

Carl Blackstone and the staff at the Columbia Chamber have worked diligently to put together this valuable resource for the Columbia business community, providing local businesses with a wealth of insight on best practices to prepare to reopen safely and responsibly. Special thanks to the Columbia Chamber for the time and effort they put into bringing this document to fruition!

05/04/2020

RESOURCE: SCRLA Restaurant Reopening Guidelines

Read More >>

The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (SCRLA) recently released a set of guidelines to assist with restaurants that are preparing to reopen their business. These guidelines are focused on safety and a gradual, phased in approach in order to minimize the risk to customers, employees, and our citizens.

05/05/2020

RESOURCE: Interactive Open Business Map

Read More >>

Columbia’s Economic Development has partnered with GIS Planning on the launch of ZoomBusiness, an interactive online map that displays updated information on operational businesses.

05/05/2020

Federal Guide for Reopening America

Read More >>

This information release from the Federal Government is intended for all Americans, as reopening the country will require effort from all citizens through the practice of social distancing, as well as other daily habits to reduce our risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Reopening the country will also rely on a wide variety of public health strategies such as increased testing of people for the virus, enhanced sanitation, use of protective equipment, and other techniques to increase the safety of our citizens, customers, and employees.