South Carolina Announces Latest COVID-19 Update: Two New Cases in Oconee County, Ten in Anderson

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced 139 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, including 12 additional deaths. This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 2,552, and those who have died to 63. The additional deaths occurred in 10 elderly and two middle-aged patients with […]

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Gov. Henry McMaster Orders that Furloughed Employees Qualify for Unemployment Benefits

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2020-22, which allows furloughed employees to receive “COVID-19 Support Payments” from their employers and still qualify for unemployment benefits. “Every day, our primary objective is to protect South Carolinians, but we also must act to protect the state’s economy,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “This order does both. It allows our businesses to […]

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U.S. Attorney Announces South Carolina COVID Strike Team to Combat Coronavirus Fraud

Release Courtesy of Derek A. Shoemake Assistant U.S. Attorney COLUMBIA, South Carolina — U.S. Attorney Peter M. McCoy, Jr. announced today that, in coordination with the Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has established the South Carolina COVID Strike Team to pursue the prosecution and investigation of Coronavirus fraud schemes, hoarding, and price gouging activities. The South Carolina COVID […]

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Governor McMaster Issues “Home or Work” Order Governor’s Order Also Places Occupancy Limitations on Essential Retail Businesses

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2020-20, which includes a mandatory “Home or Work” order and mandates capacity limitations to retail businesses still operating. “As we have said before – when the science, data, facts and experts determine it’s time to take action, it would be taken. It’s time,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “Taking this measure now will […]

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SC Forestry Commission to issue statewide burning ban Tuesday, April 7

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Forestry Commission will declare a State Forester’s Burning Ban for all counties, effective at 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 7. A State Forester’s Burning Ban prohibits outdoor burning anywhere outside of city/town limits in South Carolina, including: yard debris burns; forestry, wildlife or agricultural burns (also known as prescribed, or controlled, burns); and campfires and other types of recreational […]

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Gov. Henry McMaster Orders Non-Essential Businesses Closed; Prohibits Visitors from COVID-19 “Hot Spot” States

Governor McMaster issued two new executive orders on Friday, one expanding upon the already issued order which closes non-essential businesses, the other prohibiting entry to South Carolina persons from CDC identified “Hot Spot” States… You can read Governor McMaster’s complete order on business closures here. The complete executive order regarding visitors from COVID-19 “Hot Spots” may be found here.

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South Carolina Announces Latest COVID-19 Update

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced 217 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, including six additional deaths. This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 1,917, and those who have died to 40. These additional deaths occurred in six individuals who were elderly and […]

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