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Where are masks required in Sumter, Clarendon, Lee counties? Sumter County Council members are asking residents to wear masks in public, but they are not requiring people to do so. A resolution "urging" residents to wear face coverings when in public in the county was passed during a public meeting …
How to make a cloth face covering at home with or without sewing Here is some information and tutorials from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to wear a cloth face covering, how to make one and why. The CDC is now recommending everyone …
Palmetto Health Tuomey vaccine clinic at Sumter County Civic Center to focus on veterans next week It's not every day public transportation will come pick you up and take you somewhere for free, but that's exactly what will be happening next week at Sumter County's walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic. The Santee Wateree Regional Transportation …
Clarendon NAACP is hosting vaccine clinic on Saturday, May 8 A new free COVID-19 vaccine clinic is coming to Clarendon County this Saturday. The Clarendon County NAACP is offering Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine at its first COVID-19 vaccine clinic on May 8. The clinic will be at the Clarendon County NAACP …
Walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics next week in Sumter, Mayesville, Bishopville The state public health department is holding three free walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics next week, two of which are in Sumter County and one in Bishopville. The Sumter clinics will be on Tuesday, May 11, at the Mayesville Medical Clinic, 35 N. …
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Sumter Today: We give you the most up to date information we know about COVID-19's impact on our community. Businesses deemed non-essential had to prepare to close their doors until further notice today after Governor Henry McMaster issued an executive order mandating certain businesses close to help …
Staff at McLeod Health Clarendon looks back on year of pandemic Just over a year ago, hospitals were fortresses. Trying to ward off an invisible enemy causing tangible chaos, machines buzzed on specially marked floors as movements made through plastic were many people's last. Now, there is no COVID-19 unit at …
Working for the smiles: A look at a day in the life of Sumter district's school ‘lunch heroes’ and changes amid COVID-19 Much has been made about K-12 classroom changes during the pandemic, but what about the changes and "new normal" for school food-service workers? Given Friday, May 7, is national School Lunch Hero …
Bouncing Back Episode 4 features Derby Day and United Way of Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties Streaming this afternoon for free is the fourth episode of Bouncing Back, a special season of News Without Ink that is highlighting the local nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Each episode spotlights a different nonprofit and the canceled festival or …
In-person summer school dates for Sumter School District set After learning loss and other challenges associated with virtual learning during the last year, all Sumter School District schools will offer summer school in June for students in the most need. The summer session will run for about four weeks …
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The unwitting are the target of COVID-19 falsehoods online Dr. Michelle Rockwell lost a pregnancy in December and shared her heartache with her 30,000 Instagram followers. Weeks later, she received the COVID-19 vaccine and posted about that, too. By February, Rockwell was getting past the grief and …
EXPLAINER: Ohio offers $1M weekly prize as vaccine incentive COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has made many newsworthy statements in his long political career, but perhaps none has generated such an immediate and intense response as announcing …
U.S. jobless claims sink to 473K as more GOP governors bar aid WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 473,000, a new pandemic low and the latest evidence that fewer employers are cutting jobs as consumers …
U.S. deaths from coronavirus hit lowest level in 10 months COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have tumbled to an average of about 600 per day - the lowest level in 10 months - with the number of lives lost dropping to single digits in well more than half the states and hitting zero on some days. Confirmed …
Scientists race to study variants in India as cases explode NEW DELHI (AP) — A potentially worrisome variant of the coronavirus detected in India may spread more easily. But the country is behind in doing the kind of testing needed to track it and …