March 25, 2021, Vol. 11, Issue 6
GSP International Airport (GSP) Response to COVID-19

Written By: Scott Carr, VP Commercial Business & Communications, GSP Airport District

The one-year anniversary of the declaration of COVID-19 as a national emergency was on March 11, 2021. Passenger numbers at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) declined by 96% at the peak of the pandemic and remained down 60% from pre-pandemic levels throughout 2020. However, as coronavirus cases continue to decline, more people are vaccinated, and restrictions around the country are lifted, we are seeing more passengers returning to the skies and airlines increasing flights to popular destinations.

On November 5, 2020, Southwest Airlines began new nonstop service to Houston, TX and on March 11, 2021, Silver Airways launched new flights to Jacksonville, FL, Orlando, FL, and Tampa, FL. At the same time, airlines that had suspended service due to COVID restrictions have started restoring those flights from GSP. 

Doing Your Part – A Reflection from Our Intern on Her Experience During the Pandemic

Written By: Sandy Abdelnabi, Ten at the Top Intern

Living in a global pandemic, times look much different for us all. None of us are or will ever be fully adapted to this new and distanced world and the effects it has had on our everyday lives. Whether it’s the way we speak to friends, the way a fun outing looks, or even a work/school setting. But, these changes have opened many doors to new and exciting opportunities! 

People have been able to experience things they never thought they would. For example, students have the opportunity to participate in their classes from the comfort of their own home rather than in a physical school setting, most businesses now consist of a staff of remote workers encouraging them to make a “home office”, and people are motivated to create fun and exciting activities in their homes. For me, one of the most beneficial and memorable outcomes of this pandemic was being able to work for a company that dealt with the virus directly.

MARCH 27 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM
The Abbeville Opera House

APRIL 2 & 3 | 7:05 PM
Bon Secours Wellness Arena

APRIL 2 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Denver Downs Farm

APRIL 1 | 3:00 to 4:00 PM

GUEST SPEAKER | Dr. Sara Saccocio, Prisma Health

2021 Red Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament

BMW CCA Foundation
Food Drive for Greer Community Ministries

Volunteer or Donate to Food Pantry
Ten at the Top has created a web repository of links to key information on COVID-19. With schools, organizations, businesses and many others canceling events and altering schedules due to the COVID-19 virus, having access to reliable and timely information as well as details about available resources is critical. 
A lot of people are facing food insecurity, perhaps for the first time, during the COVID-19 crisis. Our Upstate Food Access Map lists food resources across the Upstate.
The Upstate has plenty of natural resources for you to explore and still maintain your distance—you can find them on our Outdoor Activity and Recreation Interactive Map.