AIKEN, SC – The City of Aiken report that on March 31, Governor McMaster issued Executive Order No. 2020-17 ordering the closure of non-essential businesses, venues, facilities, services, and activities for public use. The Order is effective Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm.
The City of Aiken has cancelled the April 4 computer resources to assist residents with online responses to complete the 2020 Census. The City urges those without internet connection to complete and submit the form by mail if the access to the internet is unavailable. For those residents who do have access, a link to a video tutorial provided by the Census Bureau has been included with this notice.
The City of Aiken will extend and continue the following implemented measures and procedures that are aligned with guidance from the Department of Health and Environment Control (DHEC) regarding COVID-19. These extended measures are in response to South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster’s executive order issued March 28 and will be in effect through April 12, 2020
The City of Aiken is working with contractors on an exciting project to clean, video, inspect and rehabilitate 45 miles of clay sanitary sewer pipes in and around the downtown area. This area is known as the Sand River Basin. You will see the large, black trucks all around downtown as we move forward with all of the improvements.
As we face unprecedented business disruptions related to social distancing required by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Aiken is working to marshal all possible resources available to support you.
The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department has closed park playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, pickleball courts, and fitness courts in addition to the already posted restroom closures and facility closures.