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Emergency Disaster Declaration in Effect for Richland County

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From the Richland County Public Information Office Richland County Council Chair Paul Livingston has signed an emergency declaration in accordance with County ordinance to initiate specific actions to respond to COVID-19, or coronavirus. Over the past four weeks, County Administrator Leonardo Brown has met with members of the County’s executive leadership team and some Councilmembers […]

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Columbia City Curfew to Begin Wednesday March 18th Due to COVID-19

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Columbia City Council has confirmed Mayor Steve Benjamin’s State of Emergency declaration of a city-wide curfew (Ordinance #2020-031) that will go into effect on Wednesday, March 18. In the interest of public safety, the curfew restricts travel and public gatherings from 11:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m., with the exception of persons traveling to and from […]

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Mayor Declares State of Emergency Due to COVID-19

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Mayor Stephen Benjamin has declared a State of Emergency, effective immediately, in an effort to reduce the spread of and exposure to the Coronavirus. The attached ordinance will be sent to City Council for review and discussion during tomorrows council meeting.  ORDINANCE NO.: 2020-031 An Emergency Order Declaring a State of Emergency for the City […]

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City of Columbia Modifying Operations Due to COVID-19

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The City of Columbia will modify services until further notice to protect citizens and minimize opportunities to spread COVID-19 in our community.  On Monday, March 16, 2020, City employees reported to work for a normal work day. The general public is encouraged to continue practicing appropriate hand washing and social distancing and to only visit […]

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Take Steps to Protect You & Your Loved Ones From the Coronavirus

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In light of the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, Columbia Richland Fire wants to make sure you have all the essential information concerning the disease. That includes ways to prevent it! Information about the Coronavirus can be found by following these links: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and You (pdf) COVID-19 Quick Facts   Videos on the disease […]