Sumter's COVID-19 Response - Featured Guest: Mayor Joe McElveen, City of Sumter

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We talked to the mayor live on Zoom earlier today, with the public also viewing and submitting questions, about the city’s response to this pandemic. He gave some insightful and honest thoughts on how we should all practice social distancing.

As we said during the interview here are some of the links to reliable sources of information our newsroom is using to gather the news.

After the live call we had, the city had to make the decision to close city parks to prevent groups from outside of Sumter visiting. Response to this virus is constantly evolving.

For all of our coronavirus coverage, go to www.theitem.com/coronavirus.

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Sumter’s Virtual COVID-19 Response is presented by Bank of Clarendon and The Sumter Item.