ANDERSON, SC (April 23, 2020) – Anderson Mall plans to reopen on Friday, April 24 with reduced hours of 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. 

On Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., first responders and healthcare workers will receive a complimentary to-go lunch at the Food Court as a special thank you from Anderson Mall. This lunch is one small way that Anderson Mall can recognize and celebrate the truly heroic actions of these community members.

The reopening on April 24 also will feature a live artist painting a memorial in honor of the first responders who have worked tirelessly to serve the Anderson community.

Anderson Mall will include an interactive #PostYourLove art display near the Food Court as a way for guests to share bright moments during a difficult time. Guests are encouraged to add to the art display by writing down positive affirmations on Post-It notes. The #PostYourLove display serves as a way to unite the Anderson community and offer a moment of optimism. 

While the Center will be reopened on April 24, planned reopening dates for individual tenants may vary. Guests are encouraged to call ahead and to follow along on Instagram (@ShopAnderson), as well as on Facebook (@AndersonMallSC) for the most up-to-date information about Anderson Mall and its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anderson Mall remains focused on providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. In the continued need to address COVID-19, the Center has proactively implemented additions to the Code of Conduct, effective immediately and until further notice.

These additions include the following guidelines for guests:

  • Practice social distancing and stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) from other people.
  • Covering your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover is recommended. 
  • Do not gather in groups. 
  • Adhere to each individual tenant’s COVID-19 policies. 
  • Adhere to all federal, state and local regulations, recommendations and mandates regarding COVID-19.

The Code of Conduct is posted at the Center and available online.

Anderson Mall’s already rigorous disinfectant and cleaning practices will also continue many times per day, including periodically disinfecting areas most susceptible to the spread of germs. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer dispensers are located in highly-trafficked areas and walkways for public use. 

While Anderson Mall transitions into reopening during this unprecedented time, more than ever, the Center is embracing its role as a community partner by finding unique ways to transform its space for social good.

Specifically, Anderson Mall is holding regular blood drives at the property. The blood drives will be located at the Blood Connection near the Main Entrance on weekdays from 1:30 to 5 p.m. and on weekends from noon to 5 p.m. 

Additionally, through a partnership with the United Way of Anderson County, Anderson Mall is serving as a drop-off location for food and hygiene products. Guests may drop off nonperishable food and hygiene items near the front entrance, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. All donations will be distributed equally to 10 local agencies who provide frontline assistance in the Anderson area.

“We are inspired by the resilience of our community and look forward to safely welcoming back our guests starting on April 24,” said Chunsta Miller, General Manager at Anderson Mall. “Most importantly, our call to serve transcends shopping and dining, and speaks to the heart of our mission as a true partner in Anderson. We will continue to work with local, state and federal agencies to do all we can in order to contribute to the containment, treatment and prevention of COVID-19, while finding safe and meaningful ways to aid the Anderson community.” 

For more information about Anderson Mall and its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit

About Anderson Mall
Anderson Mall, the only regional enclosed town center within a 30-mile radius, is home to more than 50 national and local retail, dining and entertainment options, as well as numerous events and activities throughout the year. A dynamic offering of things to do along with things to buy keeps guests engaged and returning often. Anderson Mall is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, please call (864) 226-7088 or visit Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @ShopAnderson and Instagram @ShopAnderson.


The Anderson County Library System is offering contactless curbside pickup of books, DVDs, and other limited materials by appointment at most library locations beginning Wednesday, April 22. Patrons may call ahead to request an item and set an appointment time to pick up items at their local library. Staff can also provide recommendations based on a reader’s interests.

Only items in the Anderson County Library System are available to check out. To request materials and make your pickup appointment, please contact your local library during their current hours of operation:

Anderson Main Library: Monday through Friday 9 am – 6 pm Call 260-4500 or email

Belton Library: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 am – 2 pm Call 338-8330 or email

Honea Path Library: Tuesday and Thursday 10 am – 2 pm Call 369-7751 or email

Iva Library: Tuesday and Thursday 10 am – 2 pm Call 348-6150 or email

Lander Memorial Library: Tuesday and Thursday 10 am – 2 pm Call 847-5238 or email

Pendleton Library: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 am – 2 pm Call 646-3045 or email

Powdersville Library: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 am – 2 pm Call 295-1190 or email

The Piedmont and Westside Community Center libraries remain closed to the public.

Books and other library materials may be returned in all library bookdrops. The Library continues to waive fines while buildings remain closed to the public. The Library is following CDC and DHEC recommendations with returned items to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus on all library materials.

WiFi access remains available 24/7 outside of every library location.

Curbside pickup and all other services are evaluated on a day-by-day basis to comply with local, state, and federal guidelines. As such, all pickups and hours of operation are subject to change. Visit or our Facebook page for the latest updates.

The Library continues to offer a temporary digital library card for anyone who lives or works in Anderson County. Access free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and learning resources for elementary school through college with a temporary digital library card.

To apply for a temporary digital library card, call the Anderson Main Library at (864) 260-4500 from 9 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday. Staff will ask for basic information, including address and contact information. Once library buildings reopen, patrons can come in with ID and proof of address to turn temporary digital library cards into physical library cards.

There are many more resources and content to explore at Find highlights of these resources, along with weekly stories for children, crafts for all ages, and community information on the Library’s Facebook page. Library staff are streaming stories, crafts, and tutorials for all ages on our Facebook page. For discussing books, sharing what you’re reading, and other literary fun, visit the Library’s Facebook group Upstate Reads.

Anderson County, S.C. (April 20, 2020) – According to Census Bureau estimates released in the past week, the City of Belton and the Town of Honea Path, followed closely by the Town of Pendleton and the City of Anderson, lead the way locally in response rate to the 2020 Census.

Linda J. Shell, a Census Bureau partnership specialist based in Atlanta, said in an email to county and municipal officials, “Anderson County ranks number 7 out of the 46 counties in South Carolina for the 2020 Census Response Rate.”

Still, only the City of Belton outpaces the national average response rate of 49.01%. Response in Anderson County sits at 48.09%.

“We urge all local officials, community leaders, and citizens to ramp up efforts to make sure every single person in Anderson County fulfills their duty, as our Founding Fathers mandated in Article I, Section II of the United States Constitution, to participate in the 2020 Census,” said County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn. “Especially in this time of crisis, everyone needs to do their constitutional duty to be counted. Anderson County should get all the resources and representation in Washington we’re supposed to get, and that depends directly on how many of us submit our Census forms now. It only takes a few minutes, and you can even do it online at Don’t let your neighbors down—stand up and be counted.”

Graphic: Anderson County Administrator’s Office; Data: U.S. Census Bureau

Media Contact:

Rusty Burns, County Administrator

(864) 844-5700 |