SENECA, SC – Seneca City officials today announced a series of procedural changes in the City’s July 4th Celebration scheduled for Saturday at Gignilliat Field in Seneca. The changes come about in response to SC Governor Henry McMaster’s COVID-19 guidelines issued in his press conference of July 1st.

The 4th of July holiday historically brings together large gatherings to celebrate our nation’s birthday with fireworks and
festivities. In order to comply with all CDC guidelines, the City has announced these changes to its planned event:
– Attendance inside Gignilliat Field will be limited and entrance to the field itself will be counted and monitored. When
capacity is reached, the gates will be closed.
– In order to observe CDC social distancing recommendations, family/friend groups setting up in the areas closest to
the stage will be asked to set up within pre-marked squares for the evening’s festivities.
– Anyone setting up in grassy areas outside the stage area will be asked to set up their groups 8 ft. apart.
– In the bleacher section, attendees are asked to not sit in the “No Sitting” zones marked with blue stripes. They may
sit anywhere else in the bleachers other than the areas marked “No Sitting.”
– Hand sanitizer/handwashing stations will be provided and should be utilized frequently by attendees.
– The City strongly recommends attendees also bring their own personal supply of hand sanitizer and other personal
protective equipment as needed.
– Those considering attending the event should realize the City has made every effort to provide a safe environment
and to comply with CDC guidelines, and attendees should make their own personal decision whether to attend.
– Those individuals who choose not to attend have the option of viewing the fireworks from their cars from various
nearby locations.
– Gates will open at 6 pm and fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 pm