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Memo to S.C. employees: We're not closed for the eclipse

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The directors of human resources for the State of South Carolina issued a memo on Tuesday letting people know that the upcoming eclipse "while historic, does not constitute a state of emergency."

The memo came in response to many questions about county closings for the eclipse, according to the letter from Kim S. Aydlette, Director of the Division of State Human Resources.

Aydlette said offices are encouraged to "accommodate leave requests to the extent possible," and encourage working employees to "bring their certified glasses to view the eclipse on a break, if they can do so without disrupting customer service."

"While it is not necessary to close State government due to this event, we do encourage everyone to work out solutions," the memo said.

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The memo also said that people are encouraged to avoid driving during the event since many people will be distracted.

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