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    Coronavirus updates

    Gov. McMaster’s “Home or Work” order goes into effect at 5 p.m. on April 7, 2020.

    You can go to work, you can leave your house to buy essentials such as food and medicine and you can exercise outdoors and visit your family.

    Locally, city, county and state parks are closed. Healthcare experts recommend staying home to stop the spread of coronavirus and mitigate the effects of Covid-19. We don’t want our healthcare professionals, facilities and our first responders overburdened.

    Everyone is urged to continue practicing strict social distancing standards of staying 6 feet apart from others. Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly. Don’t touch your face.

    Staying home is the best thing you can do to keep your family and our community healthy.

    Non-compliance with this executive order will result in 30 days in jail for each day of violation or a $100 fine.

    As per Gov. McMaster, retail businesses that remain open are only allowed to have five customers for each 1,000-square-feet, or 20 percent of the store’s capacity.

    Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital is offering free virtual visits – a quick online option for common conditions. https://www.prismahealth.org/virtual-visit/

    MUSC Health is providing free telehealth screening - https://campaigns.muschealth.org/virtual-care/index.html

    The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has set up a care line: 1-888-472-3432 and staffers are answering calls from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.

    As events are cancelled or postponed, we will keep you up to date and informed about how the coronavirus is affecting our community.