The COVID-19 pandemic is real. The health and well-being of our family, friends and neighbors is at stake in SC and right here in IRMO. Your Council is working alongside State Officials to make decisions for the health and safety of our residents and businesses. The IRMO Town Council is following the CDC guidelines for Social Distancing and we are conducting business and interacting with the community remotely and virtually.
Effective immediately the Town of IRMO is operating under an “Emergency Protocol” basis. Entry to all Town buildings will be restricted to an “appointment only” basis for the safety of our citizens and our Town employees. This includes Town Hall, the Courthouse and the Police Department. Please call (803-781-7050) if you need to conduct business with these agencies. All Town Parks are officially closed for public use indefinitely. This includes Irmo Community Park, Irmo Town Park and Veteran’s Park. All restaurants and coffee shops within the Town of IRMO are takeout/curbside only. I am aware that some gyms are still operating normally during this time but I advise you to use caution and common sense if you visit one of these facilities.
Many of you have asked about curfews or shelter-in-place orders such as the one that was implemented in the City of Columbia. At this time, Town Council has opted not to adopt one of these ordinances for the Town of Irmo but please keep in mind that this situation is fluid and could change at any time. Again….if you MUST leave your home, PLEASE use common sense and practice Social Distancing while in public.
Based on guidance from CDC, if you think you have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus and develop a fever and symptoms, such as dry cough and/or difficulty breathing, please stay home and call your healthcare provider for medical advice. Any questions about your own personal need for testing or quarantine should be directed to your healthcare provider.
Finally WASH YOUR HANDS, COUGH INTO YOUR ELBOW, LIMIT YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH GROUPS LARGER than 10 and TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER. Your IRMO Council is praying for you and your families. We are in this together and we will get through this!
Mayor Barry Walker