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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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Please visit the links below for updates regarding 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Sunday, 7/31/2022 - CDC’s COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation (Q&I) Calculator is easy to use and tells you what to do if you have tested positive for COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms or are a close contact. Quarantine and isolation help protect the public by preventing contact with people who have or may have COVID-19. Learn more at SCDHEC's website.

Wednesday, 3/02/2022 - COVID-19 Media Briefing: SCDHEC's Endemic Approach

Thursday, 11/11/2021 - The number of new positive cases of COVID-19 has steadily declined since September 2021. Visit SCDHEC's website for the most recent guidance and data.

Sunday, 8/15/2021 - See SCDHEC's Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Friday, 8/13/2021 - SCDHEC Announces 4,478 New Virus Cases in South Carolina; Highest One-Day Total Since January 2021

Wednesday, 8/11/2021 - SCDHEC Vaccine Update and Q&A with Dr. Bell: "As your state epidemiologist and as someone who has studied disease control and prevention for my entire career, I have never been more concerned about the health of our state than I am today. " - Dr. Linda Bell

Friday, 7/30/2021 - Supreme Court Extends 6/15/2021 Order to 8/31/2021

Tuesday, 7/27/2021 - SCDHEC News Release: Updated Guidance Regarding Delta Variant

Tuesday, 6/15/2021 - Supreme Court Issues Order Regarding Court Proceedings Based on Continued Decrease in Positive Covid Cases

Thursday, 4/01/2021 - South Carolina Tops Two Million Vaccinations Administered

Friday, 3/26/2021 - All South Carolinians Ages 16 and Older to be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination Beginning 3/31/2021

Friday, 3/05/2021 - Governor Henry McMaster Issues Executive Order 2021-12 Modifying Executive Order

Tuesday, 3/02/2021 - South Carolina Moves to Phase 1b on March 8, 2021

Tuesday, 3/02/2021 - More than One Million Doses of Vaccine Provided to South Carolinians 

Friday, 2/26/2021 - Supreme Court Issues Order for In-Person Court to Resume March 15, 2021

Monday, 2/01/2021 - South Carolina Ranks 5th in Nation for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Thursday, 1/14/2021 - SCDHEC Shifts From Containment to Mitigation as Positive Cases Continue to Surge

Wednesday, 1/06/2021 - Supreme Court Suspends In-Person Family and General Sessions Court Effective 1/11/2021

Wednesday, 12/16/2020 - Supreme Court Modifies March 2020 Order Regarding Covid Responses to Court Processes

Friday, 12/11/2020 - SCDHEC State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell Issues Statement as 3,217 New Cases are Announced Today 

Saturday, 8/08/2020 - South Carolinians Encouraged to Take Action to Fight the Spread

Thursday, 7/30/2020 - Supreme Court Requires Protective Masks in Municipal and County Courts

Thursday, 7/30/2020 - Governor Henry McMaster Takes Additional Action to Slow Virus Spread

Friday, 06/12/2020 - Governor McMaster Issues Executive Order 2020-40

Wednesday, 05/13/2020 - Gov. Henry McMaster Issues Executive Order No. 2020-35

Monday, 05/04/2020 - Gov. McMaster to Lift “Work-or-Home” Order & Outdoor Dining Service for Restaurants to Start May 4

Tuesday, 04/28/2020 - Governor Henry McMaster Issues Executive Order No. 2020-29

Monday, 04/27/2020 - Gov. Henry McMaster & Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette to Participate in AccelerateSC Meeting

Monday, 04/20/2020 - Gov. Henry McMaster Creates accelerateSC, and Opens Public Beach Access & Limited Retail Businesses 

Tuesday, 04/07/2020 - Governor McMaster Issues Executive Order No. 2020-21

Monday, 04/06/2020 - Governor McMaster Issues Executive Order No. 2020-20, Press Release

Monday, 04/06/2020 - Governor McMaster Issues Executive Order Nos. 2020-18 and 2020-19

Friday, 04/03/2020 - Families First Coronavirus Response: Governor McMaster Issues Executive Order No. 2020-20ct 

Tuesday, 03/31/2020 - Governor McMaster Issues Executive Order No. 2020-17

Tuesday, 03/31/2020 - Governor McMaster Issues Executive Order No. 2020-16

Monday, 03/30/2020 - Governor McMaster Issues Executive Order No. 2020-15

Friday, 03/27/2020 - Governor McMaster Issues Executive Order No. 2020-14

Thursday, 03/26/2020 - Governor McMaster Issued Executive Orders No. 2020-12 and 2020-13

Tuesday, 03/24/2020 - Joint Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster and S.C. Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman

Saturday, 03/21/2020 - Governor McMaster Issues Press Release 3/21/2020

Thursday, 03/19/2020 - Governor McMaster Issues Executive Order No. 2020-11

Wednesday, 03/18/2020 - SLED's Guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Food Service Restrictions

Wednesday, 03/18/2020 - Children's Bureau Message on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Tuesday, 03/17/2020 - Governor McMaster Issues Executive Order No. 2020-10 Expanding Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Tuesday, 03/17/2020 - COVID-19 Response: DHEC Telehealth and Care Line

Monday, 03/16/2020 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautionary Information 

Sunday, 03/15/2020 - Governor McMaster Coronavirus Update: Statewide School Closures

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - Governor McMaster Issues Executive Order Declaring State of Emergency Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)



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