GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – Greenville Mayor Knox White, Police Chief J.H. Thompson, Prisma Health President and CEO Mark O’Halla, and chief clinical officers of Prisma Health-Upstate and Bon Secours St. Francis Health System held a joint news conference Tuesday.
Officials held the news conference to express their concerns about advertised New Year’s Eve events.
Doctors also addressed the rise in new COVID-19 cases and the impact of travel and gatherings over the Christmas holiday, according to city officials.
“With our local health care system under severe stress and our nurses and doctors struggling, it is outrageous to encourage any one to participate in a crowded event,” Mayor White said.