Coronavirus

  Family learns of NY nursing home resident’s death of coronavirus from funeral home

More than half the nursing home residents and 10% of the workforce have tested positive for COVID-19, according to New York state data.

  Farm aid program opens for applications Tuesday

  Stocks rise on Wall Street, but US braces for 100,000 deaths

Walt Disney World presenting plans for reopening parks

Ky. Gov. Beshear condemns rally where he was hung in effigy

NHL adopts 24-team playoff format if it can resume season

US closes probes into 3 senators over their stock trades

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  Deadlocked Congress shifts virus focus to small business aid

  253 new cases of COVID-19, and 6 additional deaths in South Carolina

  Local hospitals receive $84M federal funding so far

  What psychiatric problems can follow a severe case of COVID-19?

  No reopening day set for SC AME churches; health disparities among African Americans a factor

Six Flags announces new safety measures for when parks reopen

  Dangerous blood clots pose a perplexing coronavirus threat

Doctors and scientists at dozens of hospitals and universities around the globe are seeking answers while trying to measure virus patients’ risks for clots and testing drugs to treat or prevent them.

  More than $50M needed for summer academic camps; sport team competitions may be prohibited

South Carolina’s Superintendent of Education said Tuesday the state will need $50 million to fund camps aimed at helping students who are behind because of the pandemic.

  Bell rings but trading floor chaos subdued as NYSE reopens

The trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange reopened for the first time in two months with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ringing the iconic bell, but the controlled chaos was more subdued Tuesday under new pandemic rules.

N.C. reports 176 new COVID-19 cases as total passes 24,100

North Carolina health officials reported 176 new coronavirus cases Monday.

  Worker shortage concerns loom in immigrant-heavy meatpacking

Additional COVID-19 mobile testing sites announced

  Pandemic precautions alter airport security procedures

  Isle of Palms may cancel 4th of July fireworks

  Boy Scout, 13, plays ‘Taps’ nightly outside NJ veterans’ home hit by coronavirus

  Pandemic brings smaller, subdued Memorial Day observances

  Folly Beach businesses see boom on Memorial Day

Businesses on Folly Beach prepared for a large crowd on Memorial Day weekend. Some restaurants saw similar revenue numbers to last year’s Memorial Day.

  Trump honors war dead in events colored by pandemic’s threat

President Donald Trump honored America’s fallen service members on Monday as he commemorated Memorial Day in back-to-back appearances in the midst of the pandemic.

  90 new cases of COVID-19, and 5 additional deaths in South Carolina

Health officials have announced 90 new cases of COVID-19 and 5 more deaths in South Carolina.

Ewing out of hospital after being treated for COVID-19

The 57-year-old Hall of Famer, who played for the Hoyas in college and the New York Knicks in the NBA, announced Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and was being treated at a hospital.

  NY Times publishes names of lives lost to virus on front page

They gathered information about victims from across the country and pointed out that they represent only about 1% of the total number.

  How to stay safe while stepping out during a pandemic

By now, all 50 states have reopened to some degree and while experts are warning moving too fast could accelerate the COVID-19 pandemic, many are wondering if it is even safe to visit businesses.

  Biden makes 1st in-person appearance in more than 2 months

When Biden emerged on Monday, he wore a face mask, in contrast to President Donald Trump, who has refused to cover his face in public as health officials suggest.

  Charleston Airport not expected to rebound to pre-pandemic traveler numbers until 2022

The Charleston International Airport is set to see its fewest fliers over a Memorial Day weekend in recent years and may not see a full rebound until 2022.

UN virus therapy trial pauses hydroxychloroquine testing

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that in light of a paper published last week in the Lancet that showed people taking hydroxychloroquine were at higher risk of death and heart problems, there would be “a temporary pause” on the hydroxychloroquine arm of its global clinical trial.

COVID-19 meant less driving in SC and less gas tax collected

When the COVID-19 shutdown started in March, traffic in South Carolina dropped 25% compared to March 2019, the state Department of Transportation said.

  High prices at grocery stores and supply chain disruptions expected to persist

Americans looking to get outside this holiday weekend, maybe fire up the grill, should be prepared to see high prices at grocery stores, especially cookout staples like ground beef and chicken.

  Crowds pack pool bar at Lake of the Ozarks amid pandemic

Pasmore said, while at Backwater Jack's, he didn't see anyone practicing social distancing.

  Trump threatens to move RNC without assurances from N.C. governor

Trump's tweets about the RNC, planned for Charlotte, come just two days after North Carolina recorded its largest daily increase in positive cases yet.

  Solemn rituals carry on with new precautions at Arlington National Cemetery

In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, honoring the nation’s fallen heroes looks a little different.

  1st deadlines approach for laid-off workers to get health insurance

The nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that nearly 27 million workers and family members had lost job-based health coverage as of the start of this month.

Upstate 19-year-old creates business to help with shortage caused by COVID-19

A 19-year-old in Gaffney saw a shortage caused by COVID-19. Hart Bridges then decided to start his own mask business called Rosleck Safety to help.

  Memorial Day weekend draws crowds -- and triggers warnings

The U.S. is continuing a cautious state-by-state reopening, even as the president urged states to relax their lockdowns during the Memorial Day weekend.

White House imposes coronavirus travel ban on Brazil

The White House announced a ban on travel to the U.S. from Brazil due to the spread of coronavirus.

No fans, no problem: Some Coca-Cola 600 fans turn out anyway

Spectators weren't allowed inside Charlotte Motor Speedway for NASCARs longest race, the Coca-Cola 600. But that didn't stop some fans from making the trip and listening to the roar of engines from an an independently owned motorhome campground a few hundred yards from the track.

  US Muslims try to balance Eid rituals with virus concerns

With no congregational prayers or family gatherings, Salsabiel Mujovic has been worried that this year’s Eid al-Fitr celebration will pale.

  Memorial Day even more poignant as veterans die from virus

People around the country are struggling to find ways to honor fallen heroes on a Memorial Day like no other, with people avoiding crowds to prevent the spread of the virus.

CDC, states’ reporting of virus test data causes confusion

Public health officials say robust testing for the coronavirus is essential to safely lifting stay-at-home orders and business closures, but states are creating confusion in the way they are reporting the data.

  209 new cases of COVID-19, and ten additional deaths in South Carolina

Today’s update brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in the state to 10,096 and those who have died to 435, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control.

  Trump’s pitch to voters: Trust me, economy will soar in 2021

President Donald Trump has a new pitch to voters for this fall. He's asking them to trust him when it comes to an economic recovery.

Memorial Day Band Concert canceled, observance to take place

While the annual Memorial Day Band Concert in Charleston is cancelled, the even coordinator has found a new way to show honor on a smaller scale.

  FDA commissioner urges Americans to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines over Memorial Day weekend

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reminding Americans to remain vigilant against the coronavirus.

Riverbanks Zoo reopens with new reservation requirement

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia welcomed back its first guests Saturday, but with much different rules.

  White House goal on testing nursing homes unmet

Nearly two weeks ago the White House urged governors to ensure that every nursing home resident and staff member be tested for the coronavirus within 14 days. It's not going to happen.

NASCAR all alone on motorsports biggest day of racing

The Monaco Grand Prix has been canceled.

How Midlands buffet-style restaurants are surviving during the pandemic

As restaurants around the state are shifting from take-out to limited indoor capacity, many of you have asked..."what’s going to happen to buffets?"

  209 new cases of COVID-19, and ten additional deaths in South Carolina

Today’s update brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in the state to 10,096 and those who have died to 435, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control.

  Holiday amid pandemic: Americans divided on how to respond

The U.S. has been the hardest hit country, with more than 96,000 deaths among 1.6 million confirmed cases.

Trump plays golf for 1st time since the coronavirus pandemic

President Donald Trump played golf Saturday for the first time since he declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency more than two months ago, leading to the shutdown of much of American society. His return to the course was the latest sign that he wants the country back to pre-outbreak ti

Lawsuit: NC laws expose many voters to virus risks

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of elderly or disabled residents whose medical conditions make them more vulnerable to coronavirus.

  Mo. hair stylist works while symptomatic, tests positive for coronavirus

Between May 12 and May 20, a stylist at a Great Clips came in contact with 84 clients and seven coworkers, who now all will be tested for the coronavirus.

SC likely to set record for mailed absentee ballots

South Carolina’s decision to allow absentee voting by mail for anyone in next month’s primaries because of the coronavirus could mean a long night waiting for results.

S.C. Aquarium reopens and requires online ticket purchases to limit capacity and reduce contact

If you are planning a trip to the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, you must buy your tickets online.

Half of SC’s hospitality jobs gone; jobless rate hits record

South Carolina’s unemployment rate soared to a level never seen in more than 40 years of reporting as the coronavirus wiped out nearly half the state’s restaurant tourism and other hospitality jobs.

Trump’s disconnect with DC widens during viral pandemic

The capital city’s coronavirus death rate is higher than all but four states: New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Top UN official warns malicious emails on rise in pandemic

Izumi Nakamitsu told an informal meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that “there have also been worrying reports of attacks against health care organizations and medical research facilities worldwide.”

Debt and coronavirus push Hertz into bankruptcy protection

Hertz and its subsidiaries will continue to operate, according to a release from the company. Hertz's principal international operating regions and franchised locations are not included in the filing, the statement said.

245 new cases of COVID-19, and 3 additional deaths in South Carolina

Today’s update brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in the state to 9,368, and those who have died to 419, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control.

15-30% more people test positive for antibodies than COVID-19

This data could give us a sense of how many people have contracted COVID-19 and not just the number of people who tested positive, since many people were not able to get tested and others never developed symptoms.

Ex-Hoya, ex-Knick, current Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing has COVID

Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated at a hospital.

Universal Orlando sets reopening date

The resort said it will begin welcoming guests again on June 5.

Uber Eats rolls out more ‘Family Style Meals’

A full rollout in the United States and Canada will come by June.

SEC to allow football workouts on campus beginning June 8

The SEC’s announcement Friday is the latest sign that a college football season will be launched in some form this fall.

SCDOT Releases initial COVID-19 impact projections

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has released its initial projections of the financial impact of COVID-19.

Disinfected dice: Las Vegas casinos getting ready to roll

Tourists returning to Las Vegas will see changes since gambling stopped in mid-March for the first time ever to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

  Trump deems churches ‘essential,’ calls for them to reopen

Many governments — even those where the virus is still on the rise — say they have to shift their focus to saving jobs that are vanishing as quickly as the disease can spread.

  Man laid off during COVID-19 pandemic loses home in fire

An Orangeburg man who was laid off from his job during the COVID-19 pandemic lost his home in a fire four days later. James and Debbie Green say they lost everything they owned in the May 5 blaze.

Matthew McConaughey delivers 110K face masks to hospitals in rural Texas

The actor is out delivering personal protective equipment to rural Texas hospitals.

  Big study casts more doubt on malaria drugs for coronavirus

Friday’s report in the journal Lancet is not a rigorous test of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, but it is by far the largest look at their use in real world settings, spanning 671 hospitals on six continents.

  Livestreaming this weekend: Memorial Day, Harry Potter and Gibson guitars

The National Memorial Day Concert, Gibson Guitar's new show and a Harry Potter-themed play get a virtual premiere.

  Will virus keep Florida spectators from astronaut launch?

NASA and SpaceX are urging spectators to stay at home next Wednesday for safety reasons. Officials in Brevard County, home to the Kennedy Space Center, are rolling out the welcome mat in an effort to jump-start a tourism industry hit hard this spring by coronavirus-related lockdowns.

Trump orders flags at half-staff in memory of coronavirus victims

This will also be the scene at government buildings and national monuments throughout the U.S.

  AP-NORC poll: Many in US won’t return to gym or dining out

That hesitancy in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak could muffle any recovery from what has been the sharpest and swiftest economic downturn in U.S. history.

British Airways suspends flights at Charleston airport for season

Charleston International Airport officials have confirmed British Airways suspended direct service from Charleston to London.