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Recent reports from the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) have confirmed the number of COVID-19 cases to over 74,000, with over 1200 deaths in South Carolina . Critically, to date, little is known about the impact of COVID-19 on survivors. A new study at the Universi…

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As part of our series on how South Carolina's Historically Black Colleges and Universities deal with the Coronavirus outbreak, this week we are publishing our interview with Dr Leroy Staggers, President of Morris College in Sumter, SC.

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In an effort to support the health and safety of residents of the Lower Richland area, Richland County Recreation Commission Commissioner Dr. Jermaine Johnson and South Carolina State Representative Wendy Brawley will host a free COVID-19 testing event on Saturday, July 25th from 8:00 AM to …

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Benedict College announced that it is canceling plans for the school’s in-person homecoming events amid the ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The College’s weeklong homecoming festivities were slated for October 11 – 18, 2020, and typically bring more than 10,000 supporters an…

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The Meeting Place Church of Greater Columbia will host a FREE PPE surgical face mask give-a-way. The Meeting Place Church of Greater Columbia wants to continue during these times supply the need of ppe to the greater Columbia area.

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Columbia City Council passed a mask ordinance on Tuesday June 23, 2020. It will go into effect on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 6 a.m. It requires everyone to wear masks in public whenever they are out in public within the city limits.

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A free drive-through COVID-19 testing event was held on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Benedict College's Charlie W. Johnson Football Stadium. Hundreds of people lined up outside the stadium to get tested, while Benedict students inside the stadium assembled medical supply bags to be given out. Do…

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A COVID-19 drive-thru testing site is available in the parking lot of the Walmart store located at 7520 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC. The site is supported by Walmart, Quest Diagnostics and state and local officials and will test adults who meets CDC and state and local guidelines on who s…

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The COVID 19 pandemic has touched nearly every aspect of our daily lives, yet many of our brothers and sisters have been more impacted and disproportionately plagued during this conflicting, confusing and dangerous time. The National Black Nurses Association (BNA), in partnership with Dr. Sh…

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June 1-7 was designated as CPR and AED Awareness Week. This year, the significance is especially striking. As most Americans continue to spend more of their time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the odds of cardiac arrests in a home setting are likely to increase, according to the Ameri…

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On Friday, physicians and other clinical staff at Prisma Health Richland Hospital took a moment to join in the national #WhiteCoatsforBlackLives moment of remembrance and support. All Prisma Health team members also took an opportunity to kneel at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, as part of the n…

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The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH), in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS), has today launched a statewide support line for individuals in need of mental health or substance use services in light of the COVID-19…

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Rep. Kambrell Garvin, in partnership with Sens. John L. Scott, Jr. and Mia McLeod, and Reps. Annie McDaniel, Ivory Thigpen, and Chris Hart, announced a new opportunity for free COVID-19 testing in the Blythewood area, represented by House District 77 and Senate District 19. This is the first…

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The South Carolina Department of Social Services is pleased to announce the seasonal return of the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). SFMNP is a seasonal USDA grant program to provide eligible seniors with fresh, nutritious, unprocessed fruits and vegetables from local farmers…

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson's insurance company to provide $100 million in PPP loans for minority- and women-owned companies

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As an African American nurse anesthetist, I feel uniquely qualified to deliver an important—perhaps even life-saving—message to South Carolina’s African American community about COVID-19.

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In an effort to provide citizens with outdoor locations for physical activity durng the warmer weather, the City of Columbia's Parks and Recreation Department has announced that greenways, open spaces and trails will be open to the public effective immediately. These areas can be visited by …