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The Governor has declared a state of emergency in South Carolina. For the latest information on COVID-19 in South Carolina visit

BEWARE of scams taking advantage of COVID-19 fears. If you see a scam, report the scam immediately!

For the latest utility updates during COVID-19 visit ORS.SC.GOV/covid19.

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Utility Services During COVID-19

Governor Henry McMaster has requested all regulated utilities and cooperatives not to suspend or disconnect essential services for nonpayment during the current State of Emergency. This request includes utilities not currently under the jurisdiction of the ORS.

As a consumer, it is important for you to know that you still have an obligation to pay your bill eventually. We urge you to keep paying on time if possible so that your balance due does not get out of hand.

Utility Updates

The ORS commends the utilities that have already informed the media and/or ORS that they will not suspend or disconnect any services for nonpayment due to COVID-19. The ORS will continue to add updates as they are available.

Electric and Natural Gas Utilities COVID-19 Updates

Telecommunications Providers COVID-19 Updates

Transportation COVID-19 Updates

Water and Wastewater Utilities COVID-19 Updates

Additional Updates & Resources


Much of the information on this page and its associated links has been provided to the ORS by the referenced utilities. The ORS cannot make any warranties about the completeness, reliability, or accuracy of this information.