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Governor Henry McMaster will Allow Restaurants to Open for Indoor Dining on Monday, May 11

 

https://www.thestate.com/news/coronavirus/article242604011.html

 

POSTED 5/8/20

Governor Henry McMaster will lift the

Work or Home Order on May 4

 

Governor McMaster is scheduled to lift the work or home order on May 4.

 

Also on May 4, Governor McMaster has announced that restaurants may provide outdoor customer dining as well as continue take out, curbside and delivery services.

 

https://governor.sc.gov/news/2020-05/gov-henry-mcmaster-lift-work-or-home-order-may-4th 

 

POSTED 5/2/20

Governor Henry McMaster Closes K-12 Schools for Remainder of this School Year

 

Governor McMaster announced that South Carolina K-12 schools will remain closed

for the rest of this school year.

 

https://www.thestate.com/news/local/education/article241805156.html  

POSTED 4/22/20

Governor Henry McMaster to Open Beaches & Retail Shops

 

The start (hopefully) of getting back to normal Powderhorn...

 

Governor Henry McMaster is opening up the beaches and retail shops starting tomorrow. 

He will be holding a news conference today, Monday, April 20 at 4:00 pm, to make the announcement.

 

It looks like the stores will need to continue to practice social distancing as in the stores will only

be able to allow 5 people in per 1,000 square feet of space or 20% occupancy...whichever is less.

 

Per reports, the ban on eating inside restaurants will continue at this time and

salons & gyms will remain closed for now.

 

https://www.wyff4.com/article/gov-henry-mcmaster-to-reopen-retail-stores-on-tuesday-reports-say/32208381  

 

POSTED 4/20/20

Pool Closed Until Further Notice due to Covid-19

 

Governor McMaster has issued an Executive Order to close all public swimming pools due to Covid-19.

 

We do not know when our pool will be allowed to open but we will continue to monitor the situation

and keep everyone posted.

https://governor.sc.gov/sites/default/files/Documents/Executive-Orders/2020-03-31%20eFILED%20Executive%20Order%20No.%202020-17%20-%20Closure%20of%20Non-Essential%20Businesses.pdf

 

POSTED 4/5/20

Making Your Own Face Masks

 

As face masks are becoming harder and harder to find, many people are finding creative ways

to solve that problem.  Here is one way to create a mask using a t-shirt. 

 

https://www.wyff4.com/article/us-surgeon-general-jerome-adams-demonstrates-how-to-make-a-cloth-face-covering/32041701?app

POSTED 4/4/20

New Rule for Shopping at Walmart

 

Walmart has announced that they will be limiting the number of people in a store at a time.

For your safety and the safety of others, please remember how critical it is to practice social distancing.

 

https://corporate.walmart.com/newsroom/2020/04/03/changes-to-our-shopping-process-to-encourage-social-distancing

POSTED 4/4/20

Closures of Non-Essential Businesses

 

Governor Henry McMaster has issued an Executive Order to close all non-essential businesses

to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

 

The list of non-essential business include entertainment venues and facilities, recreational venues

and facilities and close contact service providers.

https://governor.sc.gov/news/2020-03/gov-henry-mcmaster-orders-non-essential-businesses-closed-throughout-sc 

POSTED 4/1/20

Charge for Not Practicing Social Distancing

Just a heads up, if you are not practicing social distancing in public and refuse to leave an area after the police tell you to, you will be facing a misdemeanor charge per Governor Henry McMaster.  The charge could lead to 30 days in jail plus a $100 fine.  It looks like this will be in effect for at least the next 15 days.

 

PLEASE remember to practice social distancing to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  

 

https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/sc-governor-revises-state-emergency-order-adding-penalties-not-following-rules/APPFN5SAGZACPM5UAMFIRVT6DQ/  

POSTED 3/30/20

How long does the Coronavirus live on Surfaces?

Below is a handy chart from WebMD showing how long coronaviruses live on different types of surfaces.  

 

As far as how long it lives on clothing, from research online, if you wash your clothing regularly (with the below exceptions) then that should be sufficient.

IF you have been out in public around people, etc., then the suggestion is to wash your clothes

as soon as you arrive home.

IF you have someone in your household who is sick with the virus then the suggestion is to use extreme caution but wash clothes, sheets, etc. more frequently than you usually would.

 

Washing with hot water is better than cold as coronaviruses are more sensitive to higher temperatures.  Also, the heat of the dryer helps kill the coronavirus.

POSTED 3/27/20

Coronavirus Stimulus Package

If you are wondering what is included in the coronavirus stimulus package, here is a link

for additional information:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-stimulus-package-2-trillion-senate-white-house/

 

As always, please do not panic. 

 

If you must go out, please use caution when doing so.  If you are able to stay home, please do so. 

 

We all must take social distancing seriously as that can help slow the spread of this. 

POSTED 3/26/20

South Carolina Public Schools Closed Through April

Governor Henry McMaster and South Carolina Superintendent of Education, Molly Spearman,

released a joint statement today where they announced that all South Carolina public schools

will remain closed for the month of April.

 

https://www.foxcarolina.com/news/south-carolina-public-schools-will-remain-closed-through-month-of/article_acbaa294-6e02-11ea-945b-4784f737410f.html

POSTED 3/24/20

South Carolina Department of Education Website

Below is the website link to the South Carolina Department of Education.  This may be helpful for you to monitor what is happening with the school closings, etc. 

The website also contains links to school food sites, SCETV educational programming updates, Governor McMaster's COVID-19 executive orders and more.

https://ed.sc.gov/newsroom/covid-19-coronavirus-and-south-carolina-schools/  

 

POSTED 3/23/20

CDC and DHEC - Websites for Information

There is a lot of misinformation out there so please check out the following websites for more accurate, up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

https://www.scdhec.gov/infectious-diseases/viruses/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19  

 

As always, please use appropriate caution when going out.

POSTED 3/23/20

CVS and Walgreens - Prescription Delivery

As we continue social distancing to help slow down the spread of the coronavirus, some people may still need to have prescriptions filled but are unable to get out, etc. 

 

CVS and Walgreens will deliver prescriptions so please check out the following websites for more information:

CVS  (Some restrictions apply so check out the CVS website for more details)

https://www.cvs.com/content/delivery?cid=em_rx_delivery_COVID&eval=whf0ZBpCY0atwiaAd5LvIXh1pC3kEbxsR7D1ByBwpOs=&WT.mc_id=EM_RX_200320_Rx_Delivery 

Walgreens  (Some restrictions apply so check out the Walgreens website for more details)

 https://www.walgreens.com/topic/pharmacy/prescription-delivery.jsp 

 

There is a lot of misinformation out there so please check out the following websites for more accurate,

up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html  https://www.scdhec.gov/infectious-diseases/viruses/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19  

 

As always, please use appropriate caution when going out.

POSTED 3/23/20

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the coronavirus is a huge concern in the world right now, please take a moment and

check out the attached link to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) website

for tips to stay healthy as well as other helpful information:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=ET_16&utm_campaign=20200313_25595_presidential-psa_donaldjtrumpcom_tmagac&utm_content=gop_psa_text_learn_top_other_all

 

The biggest thing that people need to remember is DON'T PANIC and wash your hands!  Avoiding large public events or crowds can help slow down the spread of the coronvirus as well.  

 

Some tips taken from the CDC website:

Take everyday preventive actions

  • Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.

  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

  • To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.

  • Wash your hands after touching surfaces in public places.

  • Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.

  • Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones)

  • Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick.

  • Avoid all non-essential travel including plane trips, and especially avoid embarking on cruise ships.

 

Take care, stay safe and wash those hands!

POSTED 3/16/20

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