Concerns Over COVID-19 Spreading During Local Events Voiced at City Council Meeting

Could local events here in Seneca that tend to draw large crowds, like this weekend’s planned Fourth of July celebration, cause Oconee County to see a spike in COVID-19? That’s the fear of resident Helen Rosemond-Saunders, who said during the public comments session at last night’s meeting, she’s worried about events attracting visitors from places that have been deemed COVID “hot spots” by state health officials, like Anderson and Greenville…

The wearing of masks at this weekend’s July Fourth Celebration and recurring Thursday night’s Jazz on the Alley is strongly encouraged by city and health officials, who also
recommend families celebrate with home-based festivities and watch fireworks shows while remaining in their vehicles or tuning to virtual celebrations. Walhalla’s annual Independence Eve celebration Friday night will feature a professionally-produced fireworks show starting around 9:15 that may be viewed from vehicles parked in spots along Main Street, including the Green at Main and N. Katherine.