COVID-19

Charleston Enacts Stay At Home Ordinance

March 25, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
King Street in downtown Charleston following the statewide closure of restaurants and bars

The city of Charleston has become the first in the state of South Carolina to enact an ordinance requiring people to stay at home for the next 14 days, except for necessary trips like to the grocery store or pharmacy. The ordinance also closes all non-essential businesses...

Made Here | Small businesses struggle due to COVID-19

March 25, 2020 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Cannon
Baker Farm in Rock Hill, SC

COVID-19 concerns are causing small businesses to undergo a significant financial burden. It is therefore more important now, than ever, to shop local and support the community. Made Here is a digital series that explores small business in South Carolina and surrounding...

Small Business Community in Shock

March 25, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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We heard a few days ago from the US Small Business Administration about their plans to assist the small business community during the current crisis. Our next guest says these business owners are in a state of shock and are going to need this help. Mike Switzer interviews...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — The Acceleration Phase

March 24, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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The South Carolina Lede is here to keep you up to date on important news as the Palmetto State faces the COVID-19 virus. There is so much news out there right now it’s overwhelming. This podcast is for you to get information that matters to you, your family and your fellow...

Helping Families Cope & Family Routines During Covid-19 Pandemic

March 24, 2020 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Rochelle Hanson about the things families can do to help children and parents get through their everyday routines during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Hanson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma,...

Charleston Restaurants and Bars Try to Survive Despite Coronavirus Closings

March 23, 2020 - Posted in SCETV by Victoria Hansen
Outside Stella's restaurant in Charleston

Vacant parking spaces stretch on, along empty sidewalks in downtown Charleston. A lone man drags his luggage as he easily crosses typically bustling King Street. It’s quiet; too quiet. This is Charleston post coronavirus. Down the street off upper King, the owner of Stella'...

Researchers Discuss Telehealth's Role in Coronavirus Response

March 23, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Dr. David McSwain connects to a patient room at MUSC through telehealth.

In his downtown Charleston office, Dr. David McSwain is getting ready for a conference call with dozens of pediatric telehealth experts from across the country. As the co-founder and lead investigator on SPROUT (Supporting Pediatric Research on Outcomes and Utilization of...

York County's Real Estate Industry Is Doing Well Despite (Because of?) the Coronavirus

March 23, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Business is suffering some of the worst effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Some, like restaurants, may not be able to make it back , even if our collective quarantine were to end today. But a few industries are doing very well. In York County, at least, residential real...

Doctors around the state are urging everyone to stay home

March 23, 2020 - Posted in Health by Tabitha Safdi
Doctors around the state are urging everyone to stay home

Healthcare providers all over South Carolina are working to keep YOU safe. It's important to do your part and stay home. Virtual visits can bring healthcare to you wherever you are. Visit sctelehealth.org for details. We'll get through this together, South Carolina!

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Red Cross sees a significant drop in donations

March 23, 2020 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Cannon
American Red Cross in Rock Hill, SC

Due to COVID-19 concerns, blood drive hosts (workplaces, schools, and churches) are being forced to close their doors. American Red Cross Communications Manager, Maya Franklin, explains that as a result of that, "We've seen a lot of blood drives cancel. Actually, thousands...

MUSC.care

March 23, 2020 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
Dr. Edward O'Brian

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Edward O’Bryan about MUSC.care - a virtual urgent care website (with free online access) for people in S.C. to access respiratory illness screenings and testing orders related to possible coronavirus symptoms. Dr. O’Bryan is an...

Coronavirus Could Have Major Impacts on Next Year's State Budget

March 20, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
Members of the SC House of Representatives practicing social distancing

Like the state as a whole, the Sc General Assembly is being impacted by the coronavirus. The House and Senate held separate, one day sessions this week to approve an emergency appropriation for DHEC to help the public health agency deal with the growing pandemic. A larger...

How COVID-19 is affecting realty in Rock Hill

March 19, 2020 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Cannon
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Due to stock market uncertainty caused by COVID-19, the Federal Reserve reduced interest rates, causing mortgage rates to dip slightly. Speaking to both Margaret Robinson, a mortgage banker with Atlantic Bay Mortgage, and John "Jay" Rinehart, the owner of Rinehart Realty,...

South Carolina’s Mental Health Centers Remain Open

March 19, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Update, March 23, 2020: The Spartanburg Area Mental Health Center is now condusting routine consultations onlythrough phone and video. Director Roger Williams says serious cases, new patients, and patients exhibiting suicidal tendencies are still being seen in-person, after...

Coronavirus Pandemic Creates Stress for Small Business Owners and Self-Employed

March 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
Cacky Rivers holds the veil of a bride as part of her small business Cacky's Bride + Aid.

You can hear it in her voice. Cacky Rivers who routinely eases the anxiety of brides on their big day is nervous. "My dad said recently, 'This too shall pass', and that's what's kept me going." Her voice trails off. There's a long pause on the other end of the phone. The "...

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