COVID-19 & Local Business Updates

In an effort to keep our business community, residents and visitors informed of COVID-19 updates, we are committed to providing current community and business updates as provided to our office.  Please note that all info is subject to change without notice and new information will be updated here as soon as received - links have been provided to FB and websites where info may be updated more quickly as well.  Please share your updates 

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Important Note:   The City of Clemson and town of Central have passed temporary ordinances and the town of Pendleton has passed a resolution to require the wearing of face coverings in public places reduce the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.  


By Executive Order, alcohol cannot be sold or consumed in restaurants and bars, after 11:00pm.

As of Friday, 10/2 Restaurants are allowed to serve at 100% capacity.
The governor kept the mask mandate in place for diners and employees. Diners may, of course, remove their masks for eating and drinking once seated.

The following measures are strongly encouraged, but are no longer required, according to the governor’s Executive Order:

  • Restaurants should space indoor and outdoor tables 6 feet apart, to the extent possible.

  • Restaurants should limit seating each table to no more than 8 customers and patrons, exclusive of family units or members of the same household.

  • Restaurants should adopt and enforce a process to ensure that customers and patrons are able to maintain a minimum of 6 feet of separation from other parties while waiting to be seated.

  • Restaurants should minimize, modify, or discontinue services that allow customers and patrons to fill or refill their own beverage cups.

The following provisions remain unchanged:

  • Discontinue self-service buffets or food stations to prevent customers and patrons from reusing service utensils to avoid potential physical contamination; however, employees may be permitted to dispense food via cafeteria-style buffet service. 

  • The sale or consumption of beer, wine, or alcoholic liquor on the licensed premises of all persons or businesses authorized to sell beer, wine, or alcoholic liquor in the State of South Carolina (collectively, “Licensees”), as set forth below, is prohibited between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. the following day. 


Some restaurants may have chosen to continue to limit  seating or may only be offering take out and delivery, so please call ahead or visit their website for availability. Other businesses may still be conducting business with the public via:

  • Online or telephone order

  • Alternate means of purchase or delivery of good or services such as:

    • Curbside purchase, pickup, or delivery

    • Home or off-site delivery

    • Businesses MUST implement all measures in a manner that maintains “social distancing” and is consistent with state and federal public health and safety official guidance.

Local produce / products -  

Clemson Farmer's Market - Thursdays 3pm - 6pm at Patrick Square

Six Mile Farmer's Depot - Thursdays 4pm to 7pm at the old fire station

Pendleton Farmer's Market - Saturdays,  July - Sept., 9am - 1pm on the Village Green


For current virus updates:

US Department of Labor 

SC Department of Commerce

SC Emergency Management Division


Small Business Administration

Clemson Area Small Business Development Center

Congressman Jeff Duncan's Info Page

SC Restaurant and Lodging Association

For updates from our municipal and higher education partners: 

Town of Central 

City of Clemson  

Town of Pendleton

Six Mile - Operating by PHONE: 864-868-2653 FAX: 864-868-0733 and EMAIL:

Clemson University   

Tri-County Technical College

Southern Wesleyan University

Contact Us

Address: 1105 Tiger Boulevard Clemson, SC 29631PO Box: 1622, Clemson, SC 29633

Email: | Phone: 864-654-1200 | Fax: 864-654-5096

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