SC DHEC: SC Cases by County & ZIP Code (COVID-19)

 

The latest confirmed and estimated COVID-19 cases by ZIP code are available here as an interactive display. The estimated cases represent possible cases based on evidence that for every known…

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City of West Columbia hosts mask pickup at City Hall

 

The City of West Columbia hosted a mask pickup for local law enforcement agencies and chambers of commerce for the region, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at the West Columbia…

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City of Charleston summer day camps to begin June 15

 

In consultation with area medical professionals, city of Charleston summer day camps provided by the Recreation Department are scheduled to begin on June 15th and run from 9 a.m. to…

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SC Housing authorizes $5 million for COVID-19 rental assistance

 

SC Housing will provide approximately $5 million in emergency rental assistance to South Carolinians facing financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis. The program will provide emergency…

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City of Columbia launches channels on Roku and Amazon Fire TV

 

In an effort to provide more access to City of Columbia information, the City of Columbia’s Public Relations, Media & Marketing Department has launched channels on Roku and Amazon Fire TV. As video…

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Mayors Tecklenburg and Haynie announce cancellation of 2020 Cooper River Bridge Run

 

Today, Mayors John Tecklenburg and Will Haynie released the following statement announcing that the 2020 Cooper River Bridge Run would not move forward: “Given the current circumstances related to COVID-19,…

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Gov. Henry McMaster lifts restrictions on attractions effective Friday, May 22

 

Governor Also Lifts Restrictions on Youth and Adult Recreational Sports Effective May 30 Governor Henry McMaster today announced that attraction facilities will be permitted to open throughout South Carolina beginning Friday,…

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National Public Works Week celebrates essential service providers

 

At its meeting Tuesday, May 19, Richland County Council recognized National Public Works Week, honoring the work of essential service providers in local government. The 60th annual campaign, which runs through…

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Coronavirus outbreak in South Carolina – updated information here

 

Updated May 20, 2020 at 11:00 am The links provided below will be updated regularly as information becomes available. Keep checking back here for updates. SC Cases by County &…

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Council approves scaling back transportation projects

 

Virtual town hall Thursday will give update on Penny program’s progress Richland County Transportation will scale down several remaining road projects in order to complete a portion of all projects…

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Gov. Henry McMaster signs continuing resolution, issues signing statement urging swift action

 

Gov. McMaster: “Much more must be done – now.” Governor Henry McMaster today signed H. 3411 into law. The bill, also called a continuing resolution, provides for the continued and uninterrupted…

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National EMS Week recognizes Work of Community Heroes

 

“Thank … EMTs and paramedics. … They work hard serving our citizens and visitors every day.” This year’s celebration of National EMS Week takes on additional importance as Richland County’s…

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Berkeley County eligible for FEMA aid following April storms

 

At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has amended its disaster declaration for the April 13 severe storm to make residents in Barnwell and Berkeley…

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Majority Whip Clyburn supports Heroes Act and urges Senate vote

 

U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement on House passage of the Heroes Act: “There is an urgent need for Congress to continue our response…

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Several free COVID-19 mobile testing clinics begin

 

As a reminder, several free COVID-19 mobile testing clinics will begin in Columbia and North Charleston.These mobile clinics allow residents to get tested for free in order for them to…

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Richland County to host virtual Transportation meeting – May 21

 

Richland County Councilman Calvin “Chip” Jackson is partnering with the County’s Transportation department to hold a virtual meeting on the Penny Program on Thursday, May 21. The meeting aims to…

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Columbia City Council passes resolution to request US Congress to implement an Emergency Rental Assistance Program

 

During the May 12 City Council meeting, Columbia City Council unanimously passed a resolution urging the United States Congress to implement an Emergency Rental Assistance Program to help citizens struggling…

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Landowners can apply for agricultural use special valuation online

 

Agricultural use applications are now available online through the Richland County Assessor’s Office. Landowners who use their property for bona fide agriculture purposes can apply for a special valuation to…

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Lt. Governor Pamela S. Evette, S.C. Leaders launch #CountMeIn campaign to highlight importance of 2020 Census

 

As chair of the South Carolina Governor’s Complete Count Commission, Lieutenant Governor Pamela S. Evette has launched the #CountMeIn video campaign, highlighting the importance of every South Carolinian participating in the…

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Berkeley County conducts field inspections for stormwater data collection

 

Scheduled May 18 through August 31, 2020 Field inspections for stormwater data collection will be conducted at properties across the County as part of the routine inventory. The work will…

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Richland County Vector Control Begins Spraying for Mosquitoes

 

Vector Control has begun its annual campaign to control mosquitoes around Richland County. Crews are conducting surveillance for mosquito populations, treating larval breeding sites and spraying for adult mosquitoes in…

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Hartsville City Council names new city manager

 

City of Hartsville City Council voted at the May 12, 2020 regular City Council meeting to approve the hire of Daniel Moore as Hartsville’s newest city manager. Moore will assume…

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One Region releases strategy and guidelines to safely reopen Tri-County area

 

One Region, a collaborative initiative focused on building a stronger, more inclusive regional economy, has released phase one of re|IGNITE, a plan to safely reopen businesses in Berkeley, Charleston and…

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Residents Can Give Input on Growth, Development Rules for County – May 14

 

Richland County will hold a virtual public meeting Thursday, May 14 to collect input as it rewrites its land development code (LDC). The LDC regulates land use, growth and development…

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West Columbia Beautification Foundation plants almost 300 plants and shrubs

 

The West Columbia Beautification Foundation continues to beautify West Columbia this Spring. In April, 31 trees and 172 plants and shrubs were planted along Sunset Boulevard. The new plantings can…

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Gov. Henry McMaster announces that additional businesses, gyms, pools are able to open Monday, May 18

 

Businesses to open include: Gyms, barber shops, hair salons, waxing salons, threading salons, nail salons and spas, body-art facilities and tattoo services, tanning salons, massage therapy establishments, and pools Governor…

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Temporary Healthy Bucks SNAP incentive increase

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges for farmers markets, independent farmers, and some of South Carolina’s most vulnerable residents.  In response to these challenges, the South Carolina Department of…

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Restaurants are able to open for limited dine-in services Monday, May 11

 

Governor Also Lifts Boating Restrictions Statewide, Effective Immediately Governor Henry McMaster announced that restaurants throughout South Carolina will be allowed to reopen for limited dine-in services beginning on Monday, May…

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Falls Park, Cancer Survivors Park reopening

 

The City of Greenville will reopen Falls Park and the Cancer Survivors Park, as well as the entire length of the Swamp Rabbit Trail within the city limits, at 6…

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Vice Chair Dalhi Myers hosts 1,000 Richland County constituents at tele-town hall

 

County Council Vice Chair Dalhi Myers gave updates on a utilities project in Southeast Richland and the County’s COVID-19 response at a Saturday tele-town hall that drew nearly 1,000 residents.…

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City of Columbia Public Works Director wins National Leader of the Year

 

City of Columbia Public Works Director Robert Anderson was named one of the American Public Works Association (APWA) 2020 Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year. In its 61st year,…

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With dual project, County aims to boost web access for Southeast Richland

 

The County’s plans to bridge a digital divide in Southeast Richland are moving forward. On Tuesday, County Council voted to use $85,000 from the County’s general fund to install two…

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State Treasurer Curtis Loftis announces Future Scholar ConGRADulations Sweepstakes

 

20 SC high school graduates eligible to receive $529 grants State Treasurer Curtis Loftis announced the launch of the 2020 Future Scholar ConGRADulations Sweepstakes. Twenty members of the Class of…

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Vice Chair Dalhi Myers hosts 1,000 Richland County constituents at tele-town hall

 

Attendees Discuss Utilities Project, County’s COVID-19 Response County Council Vice Chair Dalhi Myers gave updates on a utilities project in Southeast Richland and the County’s COVID-19 response at a Saturday…

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Marriage license application, payment now available online

 

Couples in Richland County can apply and pay for marriage licenses online, after a measure responding to health and safety concerns with COVID-19 was put in place Wednesday. Following is…

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Gov. Henry McMaster, S.C. Department of Administration unveil accelerateSC website

 

Governor Henry McMaster today announced the launch of the initial phase of accelerate.sc.gov. Designed to provide citizens centralized access to easily connect with COVID-19 related information, this one-stop-shop website will also…

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City parking lot in Five Points to be revitalized

 

The City of Columbia has broken ground on the revitalization project of the Exxon Parking lot, located in the heart of Five Points. This beautification project will include a new…

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USDA Outlines Telehealth Service Changes as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary Bette Brand today released a summary of key service changes to increase the use of telehealth in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures…

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Important information from the City of Columbia Business License Division

 

The Business License Division remains closed to the public until further notice to protect citizens and minimize opportunities to spread COVID-19 in our community. Please note the important details below…

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Federal grant renewed to continue SC’s strides in early education

 

The SC Department of Social Services recently received positive news that a federal grant will be renewed to help the state continue expansion of early learning programs.  The renewal grant…

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Gov. Henry McMaster to lift “Work-or-Home” order May 4th

 

Outdoor Dining Service for Restaurants to Start May 4th Governor Henry McMaster announced that the statewide “Work-or-Home” order will be lifted and returned to voluntary status on Monday, May 4th.…

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Swamp Rabbit Trail to reopen

 

The City of Greenville will reopen a majority of the Swamp Rabbit Trail at noon on Monday, May 4. There will be a signed bypass to guide trail users around…

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Gov. Henry McMaster announces appointments to State Election Commission

 

Governor Henry McMaster today announced two appointments to the State Election Commission. The appointments fill two vacant seats on the five member commission. “I would like to thank both Mrs.…

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Greenville Zoo launching ZooMeetings

 

The Greenville Zoo has a new way to connect people to nature and generate some much-needed revenue during its closure. With ZooMeetings, for a contribution of $75 or $100, zoo supporters…

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Regional planning leaders encourage greater Census response

 

South Carolina currently ranks 40th nationally in Census response rate at less than 50 percent, placing future federal funding and Congressional representation in jeopardy if those numbers don’t improve –…

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DHEC conducts cross analysis of death certificates and confirmed COVID-19 cases 

 

As part of public health officials’ ongoing efforts to confirm COVID-19 deaths are accurately reported, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) provided the results of a…

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Boyer Construction awarded Fort Jackson National Cemetery Phase II Expansion

 

Boyer Commercial Construction, Inc. announced that it was awarded the Fort Jackson National Cemetery Phase II Expansion. The 20-acre project will provide 5,632 pre-placed crypts, 2,376 in-ground cremains sites, 729…

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Residents Can Get Seeds by Mail to Kick-Start Gardens

 

Richland County’s Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is distributing spring vegetable, herb and wildflower seeds via mail, giving residents extra reason to spend time in their gardens while social…

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Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing announce May 8 Homeless to Hope Benefit Telethon

 

At a press conference this afternoon, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie and members of the Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing (MCHAH) announced the 2020 Homeless to Hope…

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DHEC provides WIC participants access to increased food choices during COVID-19 pandemic

 

In response to demand for nutritious foods during the COVID-19 pandemic, DHEC is providing additional food items to South Carolina WIC participants. “Currently there is no disruption to the food…

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