POINTS TO CONSIDER:
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has reported over 6,800 cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina, over 280 deaths related to COVID-19 in South Carolina, and over 45 confirmed cases in Georgetown County.
The World Health Organization currently reports over 3.6 million COVID-19 cases globally, of which over 257,000 have resulted in death and over 1.2 million have recovered.
It is too early to calculate the exact economic impact on Georgetown County, its citizens, and businesses, based on real life voluntary and mandatory business closures, unemployment data, and economic forecasts, it is believed by County Council a possible reduction in revenue for Georgetown County as well as its citizenry is evident.
Georgetown County Council believes, due to the global pandemic and the yet to be determined long term effects of the crisis, that it is in the best interest of its citizens to forego the implementation of a Capital Project Sales Tax Referendum in calendar year 2020.