DHEC Provides New Guidelines for Limited Outdoor Visitation at Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is providing new guidelines for limited outdoor visitation at nursing homes and community residential care facilities, commonly referred to as assisted living facilities. “We understand how difficult it has been during these past few months for friends and families to be distanced from their loved ones who reside in nursing homes […]

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Oconee & Pickens Airports To Receive Portion of Federal Grants

More than $1.2 billion in safety and infrastructure federal grants awarded by the Trump Administration was announced by Secretary of Transportation Elain Chao yesterday. The monies will be distributed nationwide among 405 airports. Locally, the airports in Oconee and Pickens Counties will reportedly share in the benefits. Oconee’s Regional Airport is to receive $191,300 to buy property for development, while […]

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DHEC to Begin Providing K-12 Cases of COVID-19 by School

This week, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) will begin providing twice-weekly reports on the number COVID-19 cases associated with staff and students at public and private schools in the state. This school reporting will include for every school both cumulative and rolling 30-day counts of confirmed cases among students, teachers and faculty members, and will […]

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AAA Offers Free Resources and Tips for Traveling During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic can be very confusing for travelers. As Carolinians look to Labor Day and the upcoming autumn and holiday seasons, many are still questioning how the pandemic will affect the various elements of their trip. In addition to its expert team of travel advisors who are able to help travelers make their travel plans with confidence, AAA has also rolled […]

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DHEC COVID-19 Numbers Update

DHEC announced 761 new confirmed cases and 31 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 37 additional confirmed deaths and no new probable deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 118,116, probable cases to 1,730, confirmed deaths to 2,626, and 131 probable deaths. Five new cases were confirmed in Oconee County; 17 new cases were confirmed […]

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More COVID-19 Confirmed in SDOC

There are now a total of at least eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the School District of Oconee County. Four students – one from Walhalla High, two from Seneca High and one from Walhalla Elementary have all tested positive for coronavirus, as well as an employee at Orchard Park Elementary and an employee at the Hamilton Career and Technology […]

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