COVID-19: Community Information & Resources

Updated: Jan 18


BELL is committed to bringing our community reliable information about COVID-19 as well as the number of community resources that are being offered during this time.


Please check back on this article, as we will continue to update it as we become aware of information.


Public Message from Mayor John Getty's


The City of Rock Hill continues to be "Always On" in maintaining our service level. The City's primary focus will continue to be maintaining the safety of our residents.


March 23rd Video: Mayor's Message

March 16th Video: Mayor's Message

Resources for Small Businesses


SBA Loans Small Business Guide


Paychecks Protection - CARES Act Guide


SC Thrive Coronavirus Resource Updates


This SC Thrive link has updated information on resources available in many areas including food, mental health, part-time employment, etc.

https://scthrive.org/coronavirus-resources/


Schedule Changes to MyRide Transit Service


The safety of our riders and employees is a top priority for My Ride and the City of Rock Hill.  We are closely monitoring the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation and taking direction from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Beginning Sunday, March 22, My Ride will operate on a modified schedule as follows:

  • Sunday service is suspended until further notice.

  • Route 1 – Downtown/Knowledge Park Loop is suspended every day until further notice.

  • My Ride Direct paratransit service will follow the modified fixed-route service, operating in the areas of Routes 2, 3 and 4 with no Sunday service until further notice. We request paratransit appointments be limited to essential travel such as work, healthcare appointments, pharmacy and grocery shopping.

The modified schedule will be in effect until further notice.  Route 2 – Saluda/Heckle, Route 3 – Cherry/Riverwalk and Route 4 – Dave Lyle/Galleria will operate on normal schedule 7 AM – 7 PM Monday through Saturday. 

We are taking precautions by cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces. We ask riders to practice social distancing when riding, leaving as much space as possible between you and other riders. Additionally, don’t ride if you’re not feeling well, wash hands regularly with soap and water, and cover your coughs and sneezes.


“We are concerned for the health, safety and well-being of our passengers, drivers and the general public during this time,” said Mayor John Gettys.  “We recognize that My Ride transit plays a critical role in our community and many people rely on services daily. We plan to reestablish regular service as soon as is feasible.” 


The City will continue to monitor the pandemic and follow state and federal guidelines. Schedule changes can be found on MyRideRockHill.com and the My Ride mobile app, as well as @MyRideRockHill on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Family Trust Financial Services


Managing your money in the middle of a pandemic is an unprecedented difficulty. Americans are facing uncertainty about their job, monthly income, daily expenses, debts, retirement and cash savings. To support our membership during these uncertain times, we've created a low-rate Pandemic Assistance Personal Loan and Loan Skip Pay options for those in need. We also want to remind you that you have free access to financial counseling through your credit union.  Pandemic Assistance Personal Loan

  • Borrow Up To One Month Of Your Total Net Income For As Low As 5.00% APR1

  • Option To Make No Payments For 90 Days

  • Maximum 12-Month Term

  • Easy Online Application

  • E-Sign: Members can elect to sign loan documents electronically via the Internet. This convenient process saves time and paper. A multi-layered authentication program verifies identity and keeps the process secure.

  • Loan Payment Protection: An optional product that could cancel or reduce repayment of your loan debt should a future unexpected life event occur.


Loan Skip Payments For Affected Borrowers

  • Fee waived for skipped Auto or Personal Loan payment.

  • At least one monthly payment made on new loans is required.


Free Financial Counseling Our certified Financial Counselor, Sharon Brooks, is qualified to offer members this counseling at no additional cost:


  • Preventive: Evaluate your current financial status and offer budgeting and savings advice. Ideal for students, newlyweds, and others.

  • Budgeting: We can help you regain control of your finances through effective budgeting if you're facing financial difficulties. 

  • Credit Score: Review your credit report and provide advice on how to address problems and build strong credit.

  • Productive: Build wealth by adhering to a flexible spending plan, personalized to fit your financial goals.

To schedule an appointment, please complete and submit the form below. If you have questions, please contact Sharon at 803-367-4100 ext. 2161.

For up-to-date information on branch locations, business operations, as well as tools and resources to help you navigate the current environment, click here.

Rock Hill School Districts Grab & Go Lunch


Our free “grab and go” meal service will continue Monday through Friday at five school locations throughout this closure. Breakfast will be available between 8 – 10 a.m. and lunch will be available between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meals will be available to all children 18 years of age and younger. To pick up a meal, please visit the location most convenient to you. Children must be present with a parent or guardian to receive a free meal.


  • Belleview Elementary, 501 Belleview Road

  • Finley Road Elementary, 1089 Finley Road

  • Richmond Drive Elementary, 1162 Richmond Drive

  • Rosewood Elementary, 2240 Rosewood Drive

  • Oakdale Elementary, 1129 Oakdale Road


We have adjusted our park locations this week after monitoring turn out at three locations last week. Our “grab and go” meal service will be offered at seven community locations on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the community sites. At each location, meals will be distributed from a Wi-Fi equipped school bus at each location. Students at each site will be able to connect to Wi-Fi hotspots as need to work on eLearning assignments.


  • College Downs Park

  • NEW LOCATION - Boyd Hill Apartments, 1307 Constitution Boulevard

  • Friedheim Park

  • NEW LOCATION - The Glens Apartments, 1041 Glenarden Dr.

  • Confederate Park

  • NEW LOCATION - Workman Street Apartments, 302 Workman St.

  • Catawba Indian Reservation Long House


For more information regarding RHSD please visit: https://www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us/covid19.

Rock Hill School Districts Update on eLearning Implementation


Recognizing that our teachers and staff need time to prepare lessons, eLearning will begin for students on Thursday. Our team members will be working tomorrow to prepare online lessons and information packets for students. On Tuesday, your child’s school principal will share specific information and schedules for students to pick up laptops, textbooks and other needed resources that may have been left at school last week.

60 Days of Free Internet Service through Comporium


Earlier today, our community partner Comporium announced plans to offer 60 days of free Internet service t