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Now that Tropical Storm Florence is heading west away from the Lowcountry, school districts, local governments and businesses are announcing plans on resuming normal schedules.

We will update any closings, cancellations, schedule changes as well as plan to resume normal operations here.

Plans to reopen or return to regular schedules are in bold.

Schools & Colleges

  • Ashley Hall will be closed starting Wednesday
  • Beaufort County schools will reopen Monday on regular schedules.
  • Berkeley County Schools will reopen on normal schedules Monday. 
  • Carolina Bay Child Development Center is closing at noon Tuesday.
  • Charleston County School District schools will reopen on normal schedules Monday.
  • Charleston Southern University will resume on Tuesday at 8 a.m. Professors will show leniency to students whose return is delayed by heavy traffic, obstructed roadways or travel from long distances. Students who are unable to return to class on Tuesday will not be penalized. The safe return of all students is our greatest concern. Residential students will be permitted to access their residence hall on Monday at 1 p.m. CSU Dining Hall will begin serving meals at 4:30 p.m. All offices (e.g., Business Office, Registrar) will resume normal working hours on Tuesday at 8 a.m. 
  • Charleston Woodworking School night and weekend programs have been canceled for this week.
  • The Citadel - All campus activities, including classes, sporting events, visits and meetings are canceled through Monday. Online classes continue as scheduled. At this time, Citadel officials are planning a return to normal operations, including classes, on Tuesday. As a state agency, The Citadel will continue to follow the delay and closing schedule of our Charleston County government. The college will continue to coordinate with state and Charleston County emergency response officials to provide updates. Essential personnel should continue to report for work as required. College officials will continue consulting with state and local officials throughout the day and will make adjustments to the return schedule for remaining employees based on assessment of conditions caused by the storm. The Citadel is planning to reopen the barracks no earlier than Monday at 1 p.m. and will conduct an accountability formation for cadets at 6 p.m. Monday. This schedule is also subject to assessment of the campus and local officials’ assessment of travel conditions and is to be used for planning purposes only.  Further details and guidance will follow.   Members of the Corps of Cadets with questions should contact their chain of command and their TAC officer.?
  • College of Charleston plans to have classes resume on Tuesday.
  • Colleton County School District will reopen Monday on a normal operating schedule.
  • Dorchester District Two will be open Monday on a normal schedule.
  • Dorchester District Four will be open Monday on a normal schedule.
  • First Baptist School - Closed on Tuesday until further notice. 
  • James Island Christian School will be closed beginning Tuesday.
  • Jasper County School District  has canceled classes Wednesday
  • Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology in Goose Creek will be closing beginning tonight until further notice. 
  • Limestone College will close Evening Program classes on Tuesday and canceling classes for the remainder of the week in Charleston. Limestone College officials will make a decision regarding any Day Campus class cancellations later this week in the event of heavy rains, flooding, or high winds from the hurricane.
  • Lowcountry Food Bank will close Tuesday until further notice
  • Mevers School of Excellence will reopen on a normal schedule on Tuesday.
  • Medical University of South Carolina. University will be closed on Tuesday and no classes will be held on MUSC. University will remain closed until further notice. MUSC Health remains under normal operations at this time. 
  • Music in Motion - Will not be open this week until further notice. 
  • Palmetto Christian Academy will be closed Tuesday until further notice.
  • Palmetto School of Career Development has canceled all classes from Tuesday to Saturday. Admin staff has been asked to report to work Tuesday to be briefed about the upcoming days
  • Southeastern Institute Charleston campus will be closed Tuesday for day and evening classes
  • SC State University- Closed Monday at 5 p.m. until further notice. Information on reopening will be shared on campus communication platforms.
  • Social Security offices: Charleston, Walterboro, Beaufort
  • Southeastern Institutes - The Charleston campus will closed Wednesday at 5 p.m. and will reopen for regularly-scheduled classes on Monday.
  • Trident Academy will resume normal schedules on Monday.
  • Trident Technical College activities scheduled after 3 p.m. on Sunday will be held as scheduled. Classes will resume on a normal schedule Monday.
  • Williamsburg County School District employees will report to work on Monday at 8:30 a.m. at at their regularly scheduled time on Tuesday. Students will return Tuesday morning on a two-hour delay because of road conditions.

Government Offices and Agencies

  • The Berkeley County Animal Shelter will stop accepting pets on Monday and begin preparing for possible evacuations. The shelter is currently asking for people to come foster the animals. The shelter will not be accepting owner surrenders or strays until Hurricane Florence no longer poses a threat to South Carolina.
  • Bluffton Town Council - The Council meeting for Tuesday has been canceled.
  • The Charleston County Transportation Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday morning has been canceled.
  • The City of Hanahan's Municipal Court will be closed Wednesday and cases will be rescheduled on Sept. 26. City Hall offices will be closed Wednesday and Thursday with Friday to be announced. The regular City Council meeting is still scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Dominion Energy- Charleston meet and greet postponed.
  • Francis Marion National Forest - Campgrounds and offices have closed ahead of Florence until further notice.

Businesses and Organizations

  • Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority will reopen Monday at 8:30 a.m., resuming normal hours.
  • Berkeley Industries will reopen on normal schedules Monday.
  • Bluffton has canceled their Town Council meeting, Municipal Court and the 9//11 Commemoration Ceremony scheduled for Tuesday
  • Boeing South Carolina will resume normal operations beginning third shift on Sunday night.
  • Boone Hall Plantation reopens Monday on normal hours.
  • The Breastfeeding Center of Charleston will close all locations at 5 p.m. Tuesday and will reopen on Monday.
  • Brookgreen Gardens will remain closed until evacuation orders are lifted and staff members can complete a full assessment.
  • Charleston International Airport reopened its airfield Saturday after receiving an all-clear from Joint Base Charleston. Air passengers are encouraged to check their flight status with their airline.
  • The Charleston Walk to end Alzheimer's 2018 has been postponed until Oct. 14.
  • Charleston Water System offices are closed and will reopen on Monday. Bill payments can still be made 24/7 online, via night deposit or by phone at 843-727-6800. For emergencies, customers should call 843-727-6800.
  • Coastal Pediatric Associates will be open Sunday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. to see patients in West Ashley and Mount Pleasant. They will resume normal hours of operations on Monday.
  • CREC Property Management on Daniel Island will be closed until further notice.
  • Dorchester Paws will be closed Monday and Tuesday to evacuate animals. Anyone who can help by temporarily fostering (cats first) is asked to come to 136 Four Paws Lane and bring your own carrier if possible.
  • General Dynamics Land Systems - Force Protection in Ladson will make a decision about Monday over the weekend.
  • Lowcountry Regional EMS Council says the National Registry Exam scheduled for this past Friday has been rescheduled for Sept. 28 at 8:30 a.m. 
  • Middleton Place & the Edmondston-Alston House will be open beginning on Monday 9/17 at their regular times?
  • One80 Place will reopen at 4 p.m. Saturday so guests who evacuated to a Red Cross shelter may return. One80 Place is getting staff in place and preparing food to ensure that when guests return, they can eat, shower and do laundry. At this time, One80 Place can ONLY accommodate those who evacuated from the shelter on Tuesday. The community’s Housing Crisis Line will begin taking calls at 9 a.m. Sunday. Phone lines are expected to be busy and you may have leave a message.
  • Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will be closed beginning on Tuesday.
  • The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston and its community-based outpatient clinics in Myrtle Beach, Beaufort, North Charleston, and Goose Creek will remain fully operational until noon on Tuesday. Outpatient clinics will close at that time for the rest of the week. Outpatient procedures at the VA Medical Center are canceled Tuesday through Friday. Inpatient operations at the VA hospital will continue and the Emergency Department will be open. The VA hospital and clinics in South Carolina are scheduled to re-open on Monday. Patients with appointments at the Charleston VA Medical Center and its clinics in South Carolina will be contacted to reschedule. Should additional patient appointments be canceled moving forward, patients will be notified by the clinics. All VA employees should report to work for their scheduled tours of duty on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11. Staff will be updated as changes occur.
  • SC Works Trident Centers will reopen on Monday.
  • The South Carolina Aquarium reopens on Sunday.
  • Special Olympics of South Carolina September Slammer State Tennis Tournament in Columbia has been canceled. The fundraiser in Aiken has also been canceled.
  • Summerville Commissioners of Public Works will close their offices Wednesday and reopen on Monday.  In case of water/sewer emergencies in the service area, you are asked to call 843-871-0810.
  • Title Boxing Club West Ashley location will be closed until Monday
  • Trident and Summerville Medical Centers - In preparation for Hurricane Florence, Trident and Summerville Medical Centers will close physician practice locations effective 7 a.m. Tuesday, September 11 through Friday, September 14.  Hospitals and emergency rooms at Trident Medical Center, Summerville Medical Center, Moncks Corner Medical Center and Centre Pointe Emergency will remain open at this time.
  • Walmart SuperCenter and Neighborhood Market locations in West Ashley, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Ladson, Folly Beach, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, Summerville, Murrells Inlet, Georgetown, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Conway, Garden City and Surfside Beach are closed. A Sam's Club location in Myrtle Beach is also closed.

Churches and Places of Worship

  • The Church of the Holy Cross closed its offices for Sunday. There will be no Sunday Services at the I'On campus. The Sullivan's Island and Daniel Island campuses will only have 10 a.m. services.
  • Moncks Corner United Methodist Church canceled all services and activities on Sunday.
  • Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Salters SC will be closed Sunday. 
  • Seacoast Church has canceled weekend services for all campuses except Greenville and Asheville. You can watch church online at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday or 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. on Sunday at live.seacoast.org. 
  • Silas United Methodist Church in Eutawville is closed on Sunday. 

Military Bases and Facilities

  • Joint Base Charleston - The Joint Base Charleston Commander terminated the limited evacuation order and issued a recall order for all remaining personnel, with the exception of personnel residing in Georgetown and Horry Counties, at noon Saturday. Evacuees are authorized to return to their residence no later than 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. The stop-movement for service members currently undergoing a Permanent Change of Station or Temporary Duty to Joint Base Charleston will be rescinded as of Monday. All personnel affected by the Stop Movement Order can resume travel to Joint Base Charleston but arrive no earlier than Monday.
  • Naval Health Clinic Charleston will open for full operations Monday, but we ask that our beneficiaries please be patient as there may be delays in some services due to our staff returning from the evacuation. Thank you for your understanding.

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