Spartanburg COVID-19 (Coronavirus) News & Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting communities throughout the world and Spartanburg is no different. We've created this page to compile resources and news that can help you and your family navigate this difficult time in our community.

Update: April 12, 2021

On Monday, April 12, City Council voted to extend the City's mask ordinance for 30 days. The ordinance requires the following:

•   All persons entering a grocery store or pharmacy in the City must wear a mask or suitable face covering while inside the establishment.

•   All restaurants, retail stores, salons, barber shops, grocery stores, and pharmacies in the City must require their employees to wear a face covering at all times while having face to face interaction with the public.

•   All persons entering City facilities must wear a mask or suitable face covering while inside the building

All persons who fail to comply will be subject to a fine of $25.

All businesses that fail to comply will be subject to a fine of $100.

City Parks and Recreation Centers

The following City Parks & Recreation amenities are open to the public:

  • All City playgrounds
  • Duncan Park Tennis Courts
  • Rail Tail Dog Park
  • Hot Spot Skate Park
  • Rail Yard Park along Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail

Community Centers

C.C. Woodson Community Center, Northwest Recreation Center, and Thornton Activity Center are closed until further notice. This includes all center programming and rentals. We will be coordinating with area school districts and community partners on supportive services provided through our facilities during this time period.

Special Events

In accordance with CDC guidelines, the City of Spartanburg has canceled or postponed all City-produced events through October, 2020 in order to adhere to recommended social distancing guidelines necessary to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Music on Main
  • Jazz on the Square 
  • Spring Fling
  • Red, White & Boom
  • International Festival

Please review our COVID-19 requirements and recommendations before submitting your event permit. These guidelines are in place and will be updated as conditions improve.

Event Guidelines

Important Resources

Get your COVID-19 Vaccine

All South Carolinians age 16 and older are currently eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine. Follow the link below to find a location and time to get vaccinated.

Vaccine Locator

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Coronavirus Information

SCDHEC COVID-19 info page

SC COVID-19 testing data & projections

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Coronavirus Information

Spartanburg Regional COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus Information

CDC COVID-19 Homepage


Online Payments

All members of the public are strongly encouraged to take advantage of our online payment option for all City fees and fines at the link below.

All City Payments

Small Business Resources

The City of Spartanburg is participating in the Southern Opportunity and Resilience Fund, which provides economic recovery loans and support to small businesses and nonprofits in our city navigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check the link for details and to see if your business or nonprofit qualifies.


CommunityWorks is offering small business and nonprofits in Spartanburg guidance on Federal and State relief funding and personalized buisness coaching. See the link below for details.


The South Carolina Department of Commerce, SC Dept. of Employment and Workforce, SC Department of Revenue, SC Department of Insurance have created a single location where businesses can find answers and resources to help them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Details are available at the link below.

Business Resource Center