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Information you need to know about scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment for those aged 70 and older Starting Wednesday, Jan. 13, anyone aged 70 or older can schedule an appointment to receive his or her COVID-19 vaccine in South Carolina. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control …
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 …
Here's a list of resources, accounts for parents with at-home, virtual learning children during COVID-19 This page is dedicated to providing parents with resources, ideas and inspiration for keeping kids engaged, entertained and learning while school is out due to the coronavirus. Most of this is aimed …
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 …
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Sumter School District delays in-person return to Feb. 1 amid COVID-19 surge Sumter School District will not return to hybrid/blended instruction Thursday as originally planned and is pushing back that date about 10 days to Feb. 1, due to COVID-19 incidence rates in the …
S.C. health department says COVID-19 surge too high to do complete contact tracing As more South Carolinians are testing positive for COVID-19 than in any other month of the pandemic, hospitals are nearing capacity, emergency departments are overwhelmed, and ventilator use is up.In …
COVID-19 vaccine soon open to all in SC aged 70 and over More South Carolinians will soon be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Any resident who is 70 years or older, regardless of health status, can schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine …
Hospital patients over 65 can now get COVID-19 vaccine, SC public health department says South Carolina’s public health agency updated its vaccine protocol guidance on Friday, saying hospitals should begin to vaccinate admitted patients who are 65 years and older and do not have …
Morris College will open Sumter campus for spring term With the majority of its current and prospective students preferring a face-to-face classroom learning option, Morris College will offer in-person instruction and single-room-occupancy dormitories with the start of the spring semester. Andrew …
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Lucky few hit COVID-19 vaccine jackpot for rare extra doses Fortune struck one man in the bakery aisle at the supermarket. Two others were working the night shift at a Subway sandwich shop. Yet another was plucked from a list of 15,000 hopefuls.With millions …
Health experts blame rapid expansion for vaccine shortages Public health experts Thursday blamed COVID-19 vaccine shortages around the U.S. in part on the Trump administration's push to get states to vastly expand their vaccination drives to reach the …
Lilly: Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Drugmaker Eli Lilly said Thursday its antibody drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations.It's the first …
S.C. adds some parents to vaccine list COLUMBIA - South Carolina health officials have slightly expanded the pool of people eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination as seniors and some health care workers continue to struggle to secure access to the lifesaving vaccine. State …
'We know this is real': New clinics aid virus 'long-haulers' NEW YORK - COVID-19 came early for Catherine Busa, and it never really left. The 54-year-old New York City school secretary didn't have any underlying health problems when she caught the coronavirus in March, and she recovered at her Queens …
Sumter's Virtual COVID-19 Response.

Sumter's COVID-19 Response - Featured Guest: Dr. Clay Lowder, Colonial Healthcare

We went live with Dr. Lowder via Zoom earlier today and got all the latest on what he and his team at Colonial Healthcare are doing to curb the spread of this virus. Be sure to check back with us …

Sumter's COVID-19 Response - Featured Guest: Dr. Penelope Martin-Knox, Sumter School District Superintendent

We went live with the superintendent via Zoom earlier today and got all the latest on what she and her team at the Sumter School District are doing to keep things moving smoothly for the …

Sumter's COVID-19 Response - Featured Guest: Mayor Joe McElveen, City of Sumter

We talked to the mayor live on Zoom earlier today, with the public also viewing and submitting questions, about the city’s response to this pandemic. He gave some insightful and honest thoughts …