City of Columbia

City of Columbia to offer free masks at area locations

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Now that the City of Columbia is requiring masks, city officials are giving out free face coverings. The City says it will offer free masks to citizens at several locations, while supplies. According to officials,  they will hand out two masks per person or five masks per family. Masks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at…

Columbia offers free protective masks

masks will be distributed while supplies last

Columbia,SC (WOLO) — The City of Columbia is offering residents free masks to protect against COVID-19. The masks will be given out at various locations around the city as long as supplies last. Masks will be given to anyone deem to be high risk in accordance with CDC guidelines and those in vulnerable populations that live within Columbia city limits….

Columbia passes mask ordinance, takes effect Friday at 6 a.m.

Columbia is now the second city in the state requiring people to wear masks if they're out in public.

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) — Columbia is now the second city in the state requiring people to wear masks if they’re out in public. Columbia City Council members voted during a specially called meeting Tuesday. “This is not a perfect solution. It’s a move and a thoughtful step in the right direction that continues to guide us to our true north….

City of Columbia dedicates special ‘microsite’ to COVID-19 related information

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– If you are looking for a resource in the City of Columbia for Coronavirus information, you can check out the city’s new webpage dedicated to information on COVID-19. According to city officials, they have launched the new ‘microsite’ due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases. City officials say the dedicated special microsite will have COVID-19 related…

City of Columbia launches special COVID-19 webpage

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– If you are looking for a resource in the City of Columbia for Coronavirus information, you can check out the city’s new webpage dedicated to information on COVID-19. According to city officials, they’re launching the new ‘microsite’ due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases. City officials say the dedicated special microsite will have COVID-19 related information…

Day of peaceful protest erupts into violence in City of Columbia

COLUMBIA,  SC (WOLO)– A day of peaceful protests, including a walk to the South Carolina State House, ended as violence erupted Saturday in Columbia. The peaceful protest began Saturday morning at about 11 a.m., with a march to the State House. Speakers took the stage, as thousands listened. People came to show support in wanting justice for George Floyd’s death,…

Columbia City council unanimously approves Emergency Ordinance in wake of protests

COLUMBIA, SC  (WOLO)– Saturday evening Columbia Police Department issued a statement encouraging protestors to go home. Via CPD Twitter: ‘We are strongly encouraging protestors to go home safely. #ColumbiaPDSC continues to monitor crowds in downtown near headquarters. Large popping sounds many hear nearby are tires bursting from car fires in this parking garage.’ Also, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin issued a…

Enforcement of Parking Meters underway in phases in Columbia

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Grab your change. The City of Columbia has already begun phasing in parking enforcement for meters and parking facilities. Now through May 31 they will only issue warnings, say city officials. Full enforcement of parking meters will begin June 1, 2020. The details from the City are listed below. Per City of Columbia, press release: Beginning Monday…

Ready for a walk? City of Columbia Greenspaces open

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – Ready to.get outside for a walk? Some places in Columbia that were closed because of the pandemic are now open. The city announced several greenways and walking trails are now open from sunrise to sunset. Social distancing guidelines will still be enforced at all city spaces. City officials say Parks remain closed. The City of Columbia…

Looking for activities while at home? The City of Columbia has an online resource

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The City of Columbia has an online resource for those working and learning from home. Plus, the site is also offering ways to keep seniors informed. The city is operating http://www.columbiasharenet.org/ The website provides resources for children adults, and seniors. It includes games, and tours of famous places here in the Midlands and across the country. It also…