City of Camden Response to COVID-19
Due to the growing threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Camden is taking precautions to prevent further spread in our community. All City facilities, excluding City Hall and the Camden Police Department headquarters, will be closed to the public until further notice.
Public access to City Hall will be restricted to the south entrance, nearest the Finance Department. All other entrances to City Hall will be locked. Residents in wheelchairs or with mobility issues are encouraged to call City Hall at 803-432-2421 to be let in at the wheelchair-accessible entrance on the north side. All City business with the clerk's office, court, and building department can be handled at the Finance window.
Public access to the Police Department will be restricted to the front lobby. Fingerprinting services have been suspended until further notice.
The Camden Fire Department will suspend nonessential services and programs until further notice. Residents with specific needs or concerns may call the Fire Department at 803-425-6040.
The City of Camden utility and sanitation operations will be maintained and serviced as normal, however contact with the public will be restricted. The City will suspend the normal disconnect for non-pay procedures until further notice. Residents are encouraged to use the City’s online bill pay for existing utility bills, as well as the drive-thru window and drop boxes in the parking entrance and just outside the Finance Department entrance at City Hall, where payments will be accepted 24 hours a day. The Finance Department will also accept payments by check over the phone until further notice.
Following guidance by the CDC and the local hospital administration, the City of Camden strongly recommends canceling or postponing public gatherings and church services until further notice. The Tennis Center will remain open for individual court use, but all tournaments have been canceled until further notice. City parks and greenspaces will remain open for daily pedestrian use, however large gatherings and public events are strictly prohibited until further notice.
Court cases for municipal court have been suspended for March 18th, March 25th and April 1st. Preliminary court hearings for March 26th have also been cancelled. Conditions are being monitored to determine the schedule for future cases.
City staff will continue to monitor the COVID19 virus and make operational decisions as necessary.
The Kershaw County government has activated a COVID19 hotline. The public is encouraged to call the COVID19 hotline at 803-425-7242 and monitor information and updates at SC DHEC’s website www.scdhec.gov/covid19 or the Kershaw County website www.kershaw.sc.gov/coronavirus. If you are experiencing symptoms or have a concern for your health or risk level, you are encouraged to call your physician or medical facility before leaving your home.