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Here's a list of resources to know during the coronavirus outbreak Here is a list of links that can offer resources including monitoring cases, getting virtually screened, finding what has been closed or altered locally, what restaurants remains open and more. If …
Some information you need to know about COVID-19 How to Protect Yourself And Your Family CDC and DHEC suggest you should: - Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or …
Public is urged to report suspected fraud related to virus As responses and impacts from COVID-19 continue, there inevitably will be those who try to take advantage of the situation. In coordination with the Department of Justice, Attorney General William Barr has directed U.S. attorneys to prioritize …
Bi-LO to install Plexiglass partitions at registers, customer service desks Bi-LO in Sumter will be installing protective Plexiglass partitions to enforce social distancing protocols to protect employees and customers from COVID-19. The store’s parent company, …
Sumter School District schools modify meal distribution plan Sumter School District leaders laid out plans Wednesday for continued campus closures. The day after Gov. Henry McMaster announced he intends to keep schools closed and instruction online through the end of April in response to the COVID-19 …
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South Carolina jobless claims spike by 1,600% since last week A state-level report released Thursday confirms South Carolina's economy has already been hit hard with the continued spread of the coronavirus. Initial unemployment insurance claims data released by the state Department of Employment and …
Sumter funeral homes show compassion, innovation amid outbreak COVID-19 has affected individuals and businesses across the U.S., but funeral homes, a place of closure and support, have taken a beating. After Gov. Henry McMaster gave law enforcement the ability to break up groups of three or more people as a …
South Carolina expert addresses legality of live-streamed government meetings according to FOIA As the coronavirus pushes everyone into isolation more and more, disrupting daily routines, local government still has meetings, public concerns and community projects to attend to. In this day and age of innovation and technology, many public …
The last time this happened Despite what my children think, I am too young to remember World War II. My parents, however, lived through that time. It was the last time in American history when everyone's lives changed. We forget there was rationing. People were allotted …
Clarendon town mayors reassure, thank residents in pandemic CLARENDON COUNTY - Clarendon County folks are tough. They are resilient in the face of adversity. They look out for each other. And the majority of them are heeding the suggestions made by local, state and national officials, according to local …
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Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress this week to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care …
Despite virtual services, Sumter members still backing churches financially Churches have had to adjust to the demands brought forth by the threat of the coronavirus. Along with having to livestream services with no congregations via social media, churches are having to find ways to make the opportunity of giving available …
Ethanol plants seek rule changes to resupply hand sanitizer DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As hospitals and nursing homes desperately search for hand sanitizer amid the coronavirus outbreak, federal regulators are preventing ethanol producers from providing …
A new beat for police across U.S.: Enforcing social distance NEW YORK (AP) — In New York City, they've started dismantling basketball hoops to prevent people from gathering in parks and playing. In Lakewood, New Jersey, police broke up a wedding being …
Are gun shops 'essential' businesses during a pandemic? In some parts of the U.S., authorities say gun shops aren't essential businesses and should close during stay-at-home orders meant to slow the coronavirus. In other places, officials are stopping …
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 …