Charleston City Council has passed a set of additional emergency measures to protect the community against the spread of COVID-19. Those additional measures include increased penalties, 50% capacity in bars and restaurants, and no amplified music after 9 p.m.
Officials with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office said it began at 5:30 p.m. when deputies attempted to stop a car for a narcotics investigation in the 1000 block of Old Back River Road off of Howe Hall Road.
Officials with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office said 19-year-old Damayjhon Quintez Gadson, was arrested on Monday by US Marshalls in Evansville, Indiana. He was wanted for a double homicide in June in Cross.
Charleston city leaders are scheduled to discuss implementing additional safety measures to protect the community from the continuing spread of the coronavirus, including a $500 fine for repeat violations of the face covering ordinance.
A MUSC doctor says two children in South Carolina who were diagnosed with a rare condition linked to COVID-19 have recovered. The condition is called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in children known as MIS-C.
The announcement was made by state park officials on Monday afternoon and requires visitors over the age of 2 years old to wear a mask in any state park facility staffed by employees or where the general public may congregate.
Educators like E.C. Setser, who’s a gifted and talented teacher at Charles Pinckney Elementary, says now in addition to dealing with the summer slide she along with other teachers are worried about tackling “the COVID slide.”
After Charleston city leaders introduced plans for new parking near the historic Angel Oak, the city has received numerous calls from people wanting to make sure the entire preserve is protected during the lot’s construction.
Coronavirus cases are quickly taking over hospitals and health facilities. MUSC’s Intensive Care Unit beds are near capacity, 37 percent of in-patients at Roper St. Francis Healthcare are COVID-19 related and at Trident Health nearly a quarter of the ICU beds are occupied by coronavirus patients.
AccelerateED guidelines stipulate any district located in a high incidence rate area for COVID-19 stay home. Based on recent DHEC data, Richland One would not qualify for reopening under that recommendation.