Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier June 1, 2020
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June 1, 2020

Message from the SFNA
As our community begins to reopen, we urge you to maintain behavior to reduce the spread of the virus and keep you and your family safe!

DHEC recommends maintaining social distancing which means staying home as much as possible, staying at least 6 feet away from other people while in public, and avoiding gatherings with many people present. Everyone should wash their hands frequently, for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. These are the best ways to protect yourself and our communities from the spread of COVID-19.

Cloth masks may reduce the amount of virus one breathes out and may prevent you from touching your nose and mouth. This measure is recommended in situations where social distancing may be difficult to maintain such as at a grocery store, or pharmacy, etc. Look for retail establishments where all employees are wearing recommended face coverings and encouraging social distancing. Masks can protect people from the virus by preventing infected persons who may not yet be showing symptoms from passing the virus to others.

People wearing masks should not feel a false sense of security and should continue to follow all other recommended precautions. The masks do not allow for someone to go out in public if they are having COVID-19-type symptoms! Individuals with symptoms should continue to isolate at home. The virus is still out there and numbers continue to rise. Although the rise has slowed, a hasty return to normal behavior could easily reverse that trend!

So stay safe, help your neighbors who may need it, and use your time wisely!

For local COVID-19 information:
City of Columbia website
Richland County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Info
SCDHEC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Centers for Disease Control information:
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Using and making cloth face coverings

Coronavirus Resource Center at Johns Hopkins University
Statewide Primary Election
Tuesday, June 9
You can vote 1) absentee by mail or 2) absentee in person at the Richland County Elections & Voter Registration Office at 2020 Hampton St.

Recent Changes: In-person absentee voting begins June 4.

Voting Locations: See the Richland County website for the complete list of consolidations for the county. See for details on registration and absentee voting. You can also check your registration information and see sample ballots for the Democrat and Republican primary races.
SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
The Saturday, June 9 clean up has been cancelled. Feel free to freelance!

Please contact Dave Nelson at 803 447-4793 or for information or any questions.

SFNA General Meeting
Tuesday, August 11, 6:30pm-8pm
This general meeting is tentative.
UofSC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, June 21, 1-4pm
Open Houses are cancelled until further notice.

Contact Gail Wojtowicz at 618 402-8736 or by email or see UofSC's Department of Biological Sciences W. Gordon Belser Arboretum web page. Find event info and sign up for the newsletter on Facebook.
City of Columbia Solid Waste

Only household garbage (green roll cart picked up every Thursday) and recycling (blue roll cart picked up every 2nd & 4th Thursdays) in the the appropriate City-issued roll carts will be collected. Bags and boxes of garbage and recycling outside of the roll cart will not be collected.

Please double bag any garbage that may be infectious if there is someone sick in a household. Recycling should remain loose and plastic bags should not be used or placed in the blue roll cart. Plastic bags are not recycled by the City, but can be at numerous retail stores.

Fridays: Yard trash collection accepts loose or bagged leaves, branches (less than 6ft in length), grass clippings and other compostable material. Bricks, concrete and other building materials must be separated from yard waste and are subject to a fee. Yard waste collection is still a few days behind schedule.

DO NOT FLUSH disinfecting wipes, paper towels or napkins. Only toilet paper should be flushed. Other items can cause sewer blockages in your home or further along in the system. More info at the City of Columbia's website...
The 2020 Census Is Happening Now
Of course, you have already responded to the 2020 Census like a responsible citizen! But in case there was a slip up, you can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.

See for details.
Crier emails
We are making an effort to send out these informational emails around the first of every month to keep neighbors up do date on neighborhood events, and other events and information of interest. It's cheaper and better for the environment not to print and pass out fliers! But we could all probably use the exercise!

If you have information of interest to the neighborhood, please pass it along and we June include it in a future Crier.

Tell your friends and neighbors to subscribe. No membership required, but of course we would like everybody to join! New neighbor? Let us know and we'll send out the welcome wagon.

To subscribe, email or subscribe online

Join the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
Become a member or renew your membership now for 2020!
Dues are only $20 and are due in January. Pay your dues now online. Or pay at the next general meeting or mail a check to Henry Nechemias, 4 Robin Hood Ct., Columbia, SC 29205 and you will be paid up for 2020!

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