How will Deputies enforce the Governor's COVID-19 Executive Orders?

The York County Sheriff’s Office will not have roadblocks, traffic checkpoints, or other mass enforcement measures," said Sheriff Kevin Tolson. However, deputies will respond to all calls of rule violations and handle each call with the discretion the law entails," Tolson said.

“If pockets of the public flagrantly disregard the governor’s order, our deputies will take any and all appropriate action,” Tolson said. “If there has ever been a time for the public to heed "stay at home", it is now.”

Deputies will attempt to address these situations as they arise in the following manner:

1. FIRST COMPLAINT - Deputies will warn the responsible party that continued violations will result in a misdemeanor and document the interaction. 

2. SECOND COMPLAINT - Deputies will proceed with criminal charges if appropriate.


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1. What has changed in the "Home or Work" order?
2. What's OK via the Governor's executive order for no public gathering?
3. Can I go outside?
4. Can I go visit a family member?
5. Can I go to the grocery store?
6. Do I need documents to show a Deputy that I'm an essential employee if I'm stopped?
7. How will Deputies enforce the Governor's COVID-19 Executive Orders?
8. Where can I find a list of 'essential businesses'?
9. If I feel sick, what should I do when calling 9-1-1?
10. A neighbor is having a party at their house. Does that violate the Governor's Executive Order?
11. Can I take my boat on Lake Wylie or other water ways in York County?
12. Does going to church violate the Governor's executive order?
13. Is there a curfew in effect?
14. I heard a rumor about....?
15. Where can I get more information about COVID-19 cases in York County and South Carolina?
16. How can I speak to my family member currently in jail?
17. How can I get a scrap metal permit?
18. How can I pay a traffic citation online?
19. How can I get a copy of an incident report?
20. Can I go on or sign up for the Ride-a-Long program?
21. How do I register if I'm on the sex offender registry?
22. Can I get my fingerprints taken?