The year 2020 will be remembered for the way COVID-19 disrupted our lives by closing our schools, shuttering our businesses, and impacting our incomes.
Greenville County could have done more to prevent our community from having some of the highest rates of infection in the state by enacting a mask ordinance. County Council could have acted more judiciously and expediently in distributing the federal CARES funding ($90,000,000). We were the only county in the state to receive this funding intended to prevent people from losing their utilities, homes, jobs, and food.
In 2021, the pandemic has raged on through multiple variants.
Many of us have access to safe, effective vaccines, but we still have work to do.
Let's continue to put the health of our community first.