The South Carolina Department of Education is working to gather a list of potential volunteers to keep children fed across the state while classrooms are closed. The department is working with The United Way of South Carolina to establish a database of people who could step in and fill gaps.
Durham Bus Services and the Charleston County School District have come to a limited agreement to pay bus drivers for lost work hours due to school closures related to the coronavirus pandemic. Durham had previously told its employees to file for unemployment insurance.
In an announcement made Monday, an investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division found no evidence of criminal behavior from deputies Drew Wynans, William McWethy or Jerome Maybank. The deputy-involved shooting occurred on Dec. 10, 2019, in the 100 block of Gator Lane
South Carolina State University leaders have announced a mandatory evacuation of residence halls Sunday night. The deadline for students to move out is March 29 at 6 p.m. A post on the university’s Facebook page said three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Orangeburg County have heightened the threat.
Tidelands Health is testing patients with flu-like symptoms that may be caused by the coronavirus. On Tuesday, three of the healthcare system’s campuses were outfitted with white tents, set up outside the facilities to triage patients exhibiting symptoms without exposing others.
More healthcare systems in the Lowcountry are turning to technology to diagnosis patients who may have the Coronavirus. Roper St. Francis Healthcare is now offering virtual care amid concerns about COVID-19.
The College of Charleston is testing its online, remote learning capabilities as a precautionary measure to prepare for any potential emergency closures related to the Coronavirus. Thursday’s classes will be held exclusively online for students.
Charleston County deputies are investigating a robbery at a Lowcountry pharmacy. The crime happened Sunday evening at the Walgreens on Folly Road, according to the Charleston Co. Sheriff’s Office. Captain Roger Antonio said a man entered the store and demanded pills.