206 N. Church Street · PO Box 1099 · Walhalla, SC 29691
864.638.4343 · www.CityofWalhalla.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brent Taylor, City Administrator
MODIFIED OPERATIONS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS)
(Walhalla, SC) March 16, 2020. The City of Walhalla will be modifying operations city-wide in response
to the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). This is to minimize the risk of transmission
and for the general well-being of the public and city employees. The following will take effect
immediately and remain until March 31, 2020.
City Hall- Business offices will be closed to the public. Utility bill payments may be made online, at
www.cityofwalhalla.com, by automated phone system, or in the City Hall drop box. There will be no
service disconnects, or non-payment fees charged, for the month of March. Requests for new utility
service, new water taps, or service discontinuance may be made via email walhallaoffice@gmail.com.
All forms, with instructions, will be available on the City’s website soon. For additional information,
please call City Hall at (864) 638-4343. Business license applications can be taken over the phone and by
email walhallacodes@gmail.com.
Parks and Recreation- All games and events have been suspended until April 6, 2020. This is following
guidance from the Dixie Youth League. Walhalla City Gym will be closed. Sertoma Field will be open,
however, there will be no city sponsored events on the field or disc golf course. Stumphouse Tunnel will
remain open, however there will be no city sponsored events. Fees at Stumphouse will be waived until
March 31, 2020. Restrooms at both Sertoma and Stumphouse will be closed.
Law Enforcement- Police Department exterior door will be closed until March 31st. – Contact 864-638-
5831 for any assistance from Police. (screening questions will be asked to determine best course of
action). All non-emergency incidents will be handled over the phone. In instances when there is close
contact with an individual suspected of having COVID-19, officers will utilize the PPE kit. Close contact is
defined as being within six feet of an individual with COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19. All emergency
requests should dial 911.
206 N. Church Street · PO Box 1099 · Walhalla, SC 29691
864.638.4343 · www.CityofWalhalla.com
Judicial (Courts)- Municipal Court exterior door will be closed until March 31st. – Contact 864-638-
4341 for any assistance from clerk of court. (screening questions will be asked to determine best course
of action)
Online payment for municipal fines with debit/credit card
1. go to website: www.cityofwalhalla.com
2. click on pay fine quick link (red and black box)
3. enter your ticket number that is found on the bottom of your ticket
4. follow instructions to enter credit/debit card information to pay fine
Payment of municipal fines through telephone
1. call 1-844-507-3630
2. you must have your ticket number that is at the bottom of your ticket
March court/pretrial dates will be rescheduled to later date.
Fire/Emergency Services- The Fire Department will be closed to any non-essential personnel. Persons
needing emergency assistance can dial 911 or ring the doorbell. Firefighters have appropriate PPE to
deal with most infectious diseases. Large meetings and gatherings at the FD will be postponed until
March 31, 2020. The fire department is working with Prisma Health to prioritize calls for service. Please
let the emergency dispatcher know if you have any flu-like symptoms.
Street/Sanitation- Street Department operations will not be affected at this time. Trash pickup will
continue under normal schedule.
Depot/St. John Meeting House- There will be no change in operations.
Our guidance is the same as DHEC and CDC. Wash your hands, avoid touching your face, socially
distance yourself, and if you are sick stay at home. If you have symptoms, call your health care provider
for directions.
This is a very dynamic situation and may require adjustments as new information is received and events
unfold.
-City of Walhalla

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