Organized, April 20, 2020, accelerateSC serves as the coordinated COVID-19 advisory team to consider and recommend economic revitalization plans for South Carolina. This site includes the economic revitalization plan consisting of five components of analysis and effort: Response, Protection, Governance, Resources, and Information.
This PowerPoint presentaion's purpose is to identify challenges faced by state and local governments, educational institutions, emergency services and first responders to proceed with economic revitalization.
On April 20, 2020, Governor Henry D. McMaster created accelerateSC to serve as the coordinated COVID-19 advisory team. The team was created to consider and recommend economic revitalization plans for South Carolina and consists of five total components. While this report does not address every issue or every recommendation necessary for economic revitalization in South Carolina amidst the COVID-10 pandemic, it does seek to identify those issues in need of immediate attention, along with issues that will need to be addresses in South Carolina's continued prosperity.
This interim guidance is intended for organizers and staff responsible for planning mass gatherings or large community events in South Carolina. A mass gathering is a planned or spontaneous event with a large number of people in attendance that could strain the planning and response resources of the community hosting the event, such as a concert, festival, conference or sporting event.
The recommendations set forth in the following pages are specific to the reopening of community festivals and special events in South Carolina and are intended for use by event planners, local officials, participating vendors, entertainers and other personnel working with the planning and execution of these events. Attendees of community festivals and other special events should follow the personal health and safety guidelines issued by the CDC and SCDHEC as well as local health authorities and specific guidelines provided by the event they attend. These recommendations are not intended for private gatherings like weddings, conventions, conferences, reunions, or athletic tournaments.