Frank A. Mullens, Jr.,Mayor

The City of South Charleston
Fire Department

P.O. Box 8597
South Charleston, West Virginia 25303
Phone: (304) 744-0079
Fax: (304) 744-3074

Virgil C. White
Fire Chief

A public service announcement from the City of South Charleston and the South Charleston Fire Department. As a reminder, The Center for Disease Control (CDC) always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases. Please follow the recommended guidelines as follows:

  • Wear a face covering to protect yourself and others.

  • All West Virginians age 9 and older to wear a face covering at all indoor public places where six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained. The requirement does not apply to anyone who has trouble breathing or anyone who is otherwise unable to remove their face covering without assistance.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Outside your home, put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.

  • Limit Crowd size to 25 or less people.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • Wear a face covering to protect yourself and others.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

  • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.

  • Take your temperature if symptoms develop. Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.

  • Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.