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Lexington County releases guide for its businesses and business allies as they work to reopen after

Lexington, S.C. - Lexington County has released a guide for its businesses and business allies as the economy begins to reopen after the shutdown due to the coronavirus. It offers resources as the perils of COVID-19 still have the potential to disrupt their organization’s health and operations. The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) has developed a handbook to aid as businesses return to work. Protocols and procedures for monitoring employees, disinfecting the workplace and social distancing within the operation are all covered in the SCMEP Return to Work guide.

AccelerateSC, the state of South Carolina’s coordinated COVID-19 economic revitalization advisory team, also has outlined guidance for protection as employees start back to work and businesses reopen. Found on the main website page underneath the “Protection” segment, AccelerateSC provides recommendations for restaurants, health care, manufacturing, child care, golf courses, first responders and other close contact businesses. Also found within this section is content on business reopening guidelines from the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), as well as OSHA worker safety information.

As new information for business reopening guidelines and virus mitigation protocols is made available Lexington County will be sure to distribute those. They will do so in various ways and in partnership with the area's media outlets.

If your business has any questions or specific needs, please do not hesitate to reach out to the County of Lexington Department of Economic Development. You can reach them by phone or Email at 803-785-6818 or

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