The City of Walterboro will continue to assist local businesses and residents during this time. Mayor Bill Young has worked diligently with local grocery stores to establish a Senior/Vulnerable Adult Hour. Effective Friday March 27, this hour will be observed as the first hour the store is open. For example, Bi-Lo has enacted their hour from 8-9 a.m. This will allow seniors or adults with risk factors, such as auto-immune disorders, to shop with less traffic inside.
Upon this declaration, the City of Walterboro will be helping local stores by posting flyers with senior hours and store hours. “We ask that residents continue to do their part to help vulnerable community members during this time. We will be posting updates on small businesses on social media during this time to help the lines of communication remain strong,” Young said.
Below is a list of participating stores:
Walmart: Tuesday-Thursday 6-7 a.m.
Foodland: Every day 7-8 a.m.
H&D Super Market: Every day 7-8 a.m.
Piggly Wiggly: Every day 7-8 a.m.
IGA: Every day 7-8 a.m.
Bi-Lo: Every day 8-9 a.m.
Mayor Young requests for the citizens of Walterboro to follow the guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to include practicing good hygiene (washing hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface), observing social distancing measures, avoiding any unnecessary travel and we are urging people to stay home and only make those public outings that are absolutely necessary.