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COVID-19 Business Operations and Capacity

Cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been reported in South Carolina and several other states. As agencies continue to monitor all developments related to the disease, the DDRA aims to provide you with the information necessary to continue business.

Below is list of what businesses are operating and at what capacity. Please send information to info@buildupdarlington.org or text 843-992-1561 to be added to this list.

  • All in-person court proceedings statewide beginning on or after January 11 are hereby suspended until further Order of the Chief Justice, subject to limited exceptions. Read the full notice here.
  • Darlington County Courthouse will be restricted to appointment only to maintain social distancing requirements. Call 843-398-4100
  • City of Darlington Offices will be restricted to appointment only to maintain social distancing requirements. Call 843-398-4000
  • Palmetto Disaster Recovery Offices are opened in Marion and Conway with limitations. To apply, applicants must contact one of these two offices to schedule an appointment. For residents of Darlington County, applicants would need to contact the Marion Office at 803-609-1164 or 843-731-3550.
  • Looking for employment? Keep SC Works Pee Dee in mind. Currently open by appointment. Email scworkspeedee@eckerd.org or call (843) 407-9679 for the Florence office or call (843) 309-9817 for the Hartsville office.
  • Darlington County Community Action Agency has several programs available to help those in need during these difficult financial times. Click here to download the flyers. 843-332-1155
  • If you know someone facing eviction and they need assistance, South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) may be able to help. The CDC has halted evictions due to CVOID-19 concerns through Jan. 31, 2021. Call toll-free 888-346-5592 or by apply online at here.

Per the Order of Governor Henry McMaster, restaurants and bars had to suspend dine-in options and may now allow dine-in according to strict social distancing guidelines. Take-out and delivery are still available. The sale of sealed beer and wine is also available.

Additional closures and rules as required by the Governor. The mandatory order requires South Carolina residents to further limit their movement, limiting movement to home, work, and outings for essential items only. The order also stops short-term rental operators from booking reservations with few exceptions.

All Non-Essential Businesses ordered to close during this State of Emergency UPDATE: Salons, gyms, and other close contact businesses will be able to open - limited by new sanitation guidelines - as of Monday, May 18, 2020.

The March 26th Update from the Governor's Office on the COVID-19 Response

FOR BUSINESSES: S.C. Commerce continues to update the COVID-19 Business Resources Center with the most timely and critical information for the business community. This online tool contains pertinent information including tax support, financial assistance resources, the Clarification of Designation Business Form, employment benefits and much more.

The Census Bureau has launched a new tool - the COVID-19 Data Hub - designed to help guide the nation as it begins recovery efforts from the sweeping COVID-19 pandemic by providing economic and demographic data.

More Resources and Recent Releases: 


Bay Island Seafood Restaurant 1316 S. Main St. 843-393-5986

B&B Restaurant at 1536 S. Main St. is open. 843-393-9534

Bojangles 1524 S. Main St. 843-393-3500

Burger King 407 Lamar Highway. 843-393-5355

Chianti's Wings & Things at 124 Cashua St. is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 843-944-0880

Corner Connection 101 Society Hill Road. 843-968-8016

The Dairy Bar/Carolina Lunch 318 Pearl St. Open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 843-393-4531

Darlington County Courthouse will be restricted to appointment only to maintain social distancing requirements. Call 843-398-4100

Darlington County Habitat for Humanity Restore, 1106 S. Main Street, will be closed until further notice. 843-944-0314

The Darlington County School District will be closed starting April 10-19 for spring break. Classes will resume on April 20. The district will only do one meal delivery during spring break, which will be Monday, April 13. The meal delivery will be for the entire week.

Darlington Country Club. Facebook. 18-hole golf course. Tuesday night take-away, Member lunches available Tuesday thru Thursday, and Friday night specials. 843-393-0236

Darlington Family Pharmacy 203 S. Main St. Open for regular business hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday. 843-395-6020

Darlington Feed & Seed 213 E. Broad St. Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed Wednesday. Open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 843-393-0070

Darlington Kiwanis Club regular meetings will resume Thursday, May 14, at Darlington Country Club and continue every other week at 1 o'clock. The Annual Oyster Roast set for March 28 has been cancelled.

Darlington Moose Lodge 595 will be closed until further notice.

Darlington Packing at 319 Society Hill Road is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 843-393-5801

Darlington Packing Packages

Darlington Raceway's administrative office, ticket office, museum and gift shop are temporarily closed until further notice. 843-395-8802

SCDMV will reopen all branches on Monday, May 4. Customers must make an appointment to visit the SCDMV, and appointments can be made at SCDMVonline.com (click 'Schedule an Appointment' in the upper right hand corner) or by calling 803-896-5000.

Dollar General Stores will dedicate the first hour of every shopping day to senior shoppers beginning March 17. The company is asking non-senior customers to avoid shopping at Dollar General stores in the first hour after stores open so that seniors, who are more at risk from the COVID-19 coronavirus, can avoid shopping while stores are busy.

Dollar Tree will close at 8 p.m. nightly.

Domino's Pizza 510 Pearl St. 843-395-1410

The Edwards Jones Offices at 66 Public Square are open, but public access is restricted until further notice. Please call Nancy Matthews at 843-398-5991 for details or to schedule an appointment.

Fastenal of Darlington, 408 Hyde Park Road, has temporarily closed its front room to the public. They will continue to fulfill orders online or by phone. Regularly scheduled deliveries will continue as well. 843-393-4023 or SCDAR@stores.fastenal.com 

Fahrenheit 225 at 26 Public Square. Open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Four "To-Go Parking Only" spaces are reserved in front of the business.


The Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Hartsville location and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at the Darlington location.

Great China 120 Express Lane. 843-393-8878

Hardee's, 217 S. Main St., will be open regular hours by drive-thru only. Family meals are available $15 for lunch or dinner and $9 for breakfast. 843-398-5049

Hunt Bonz Deli inside Fast Track Convenience Stores are open from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Lamar Highway 843-393-1014. 1680 S. Main St. 843-393-5600.

Jewel's Deluxe Restaurant at 32 Public Square is open for lunch. Four "To-Go Parking Only" spaces are reserved in front of the business. 843-393-5511

Jin Jin Chinese Restaurant 115 Pearl St. 843-393-2355

Joe's Grill continues its operations at 306 Russell St. If you want to eat breakfast on the picnic tables outside, please come in to order and we will bring your food out to you! Hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Closed Wednesday. Open from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Call for take-out orders, and we will also be offering CURB SIDE SERVICE. Just call in your order ahead of time and let us know by phone when you have arrived, and we will gladly bring your order out to the car. 843-944-0626

KFC 979 S. Governor Williams Hwy. 843-393-2584

The 2020 Lamar Egg Scramble Jamboree and all of its associated events have been canceled.

Lindburgh's Pit Cooked BBQ 1215 S. Main St. 843-393-6335

Little Caesar's Pizza 969 S. Governor Williams Hwy. 843-968-9058

Look & Choose New & Used Tires, 712 N Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington, will be temporarily closed due to the outbreak. 843-395-9707

McDonald's 1501 S. Main St. 843-393-9733

Main Street Jewelers is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 30 Public Square. 843-398-0010

Mamma Mia's Italian Kitchen remains open at 114 Ward St. from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call ahead and use the drive-thru for pick up. 843-968-9285

Mayflower Seafood Restaurant at 1765 Harry Byrd Highway will offer a limited menu of Fried Entrees, Crab Legs, and Salad or Slaw and will ONLY be accepting orders by phone (434) 792-8817 from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 

Napa Auto Parts is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday at 612 Pearl St. 843-393-2801

Nick's BBQ & Drive-In is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 310 S. Main St. 843-393-6684

Nursing homes have restricted visitation to protect the vulnerable adults in their care based on federal guidelines. Only staff and emergency personnel will be allowed access to those individuals.

Out of this World Screen Printing is open 100% and offering 10% discounts to all DDRA members until the end of the month at 127 S. Main St. 843-968-9478

Palmetto Subs 506 Pearl St. 843-393-7083

The Pee Dee Electric Cooperative lobby in Darlington will be closed through March 31, but the drive thru and kiosk will remain open. There will be no disconnects for non-payment until March 31. This includes prepaid as well. We would encourage members to keep up with payments so bills are manageable when things resume to normal. Remember, you can pay by phone, online and through your SmartHub app. All of our kiosk and payment locations can be found here: https://www.pdec.com/my-account/payment-locations/. No in-home services such as audits or thermostats, etc. will be offered at this time.

Pizza Hut 1502 S. Main St. 843-393-5201

Race House Diner 135 Pearl St. 843-944-5129

Raceway Grill 1207 Harry Byrd Hwy. 843-393-9212

The Purple Fish Coffee Company at 110 W. Hampton St. will be closed until further notice.

St. Matthew's Church will not hold any services, activities or gatherings through March 31. This includes but is not limited to Sunday worship, mid week activities and teachings, youth group, meetings and all studies. The church office will be staffed from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Monday through Wednesday to receive phone calls and emails. 843-393-4112

SC House of Wings, 500 Pearl St. Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 843-944-0605

Sarah's Porch 804 N. Governor Williams Hwy. Open for regular business hours for take-away and delivery from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 843-944-0428

Scarlett's Antiques is open its regular business hours, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 500 E. Broad St. 843-393-4952

Singletary's Auto Repair is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Serenity Counseling Place is open by appointment only at 708 Pearl St. 843-393-2773

Spring Mart 413 Spring St. 843-393-0690

Sonic Drive-In 1513 S. Main St. 843-968-8058

Sound Solutions Hearing Care is open on a limited schedule from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Conway, Hartsville, Cheraw, and Bennettsville. Info: 843-357-4327 or SoundSolutionsHearingCare@gmail.com

South of Pearl, 117 Edwards Ave., will take orders for family suppers for each week night. Call 843-944-0398

Southern Charm Restaurant 1022 Pearl St. 843-944-0601

Subway 1001 Pearl St. 843-393-6529

Taco Bell 939 S. Governor Williams Hwy. 843-944-0277

Taki's Diner will be open its normal hours, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Take-out or curb-side service available. 843-393-8979

Tenampa Mexican Restaurant at 40 Public Square is open from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Three "To-Go Parking Only" spaces are reserved in front of the business. 843-944-5052

Waffle House 1520 S. Main St. 843-398-5068

Wendy's 989 S. Governor Williams Hwy. 843-395-0042

Weinberg's Sausage at 1014 Pearl St. is open with full inventory of lunch meats, fresh ground sausage, pork chops, etc., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday. 843-393-2544



While City Offices will be closed at least until Monday, May 11, individuals are encouraged to do all business by phone or email during this event. City staff will be available by phone and email, and essential services will not be interrupted. You can find updates here.

You may call the following numbers with service-related issues

  • Emergencies, call 911
  • Business Licenses - 843-398-4000 ext. 101
  • Permits - 843-398-4029
  • Water/Sewer, Normal Business Hours,  - 843-398-4040
  • Water/Sewer, After 5 p.m.,  -  843-758-1127
  • Fire, Non-emergency - 843-398-4013
  • Police, Non-emergency - 843-398-4026
  • Municipal Court - 843-398-4004
  • Streets & Sanitation - 843-398-4035
  • Media Inquiries - 843-992-1561

You may still pay your utility bill or traffic citation online here. City staff will disinfect public areas more frequently and have hand sanitizer available in public buildings. Garbage and yard debris collection will remain on regular schedule.

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