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Dorchester County Issues State of Emergency

Post Date:05/31/2020 6:24 PM

At 5:30 PM on Sunday, May 31, 2020, Dorchester County Council issued a State of Emergency in Dorchester County. The State of Emergency will remain in place until rescinded by County Council.

Effective until further notice, a nightly curfew has been issued for Unincorporated Dorchester County between the hours of 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM. The curfew does not apply to residents and business owners traveling to or from work. 

The Dorchester County Services Building located at 500 N. Main St. in Summerville will close to the public at 1:00 PM on Monday, June 1, 2020.

The Water & Sewer Committee of Council Meeting and the County Council Meeting scheduled for Monday, June 1, 2020, have been canceled. The meetings will be rescheduled and announced at a later time.

Dorchester County Council Chairman, George Bailey said “I am appreciative of County Council for taking a proactive approach for the betterment of our community and the safety of our residents and business owners.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office requests that criminal or suspicious activity be reported to the Emergency Dispatch Center at (843) 873-5111.