COVID-19

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
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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 "...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Our New Normal

March 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Sean Birch
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On this episode for March 18, 2020, we look at emergency funding measures passed by the state Senate, what a feeding operation for students in Kershaw County looks like and what the scene was like in Five Points on the last night bars were open in the state. Each of these...

Rock Hill's Homeless Services (Including the Free Bus) Adjust for Covid-19

March 16, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Rock Hill has two services the city's homeless population uses on a daily basis to get something to eat. One is the MyRide bus system, a free, citywide service for all; the other is the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen, MyRide drops off across the street from the soup kitchen...

DHEC Announces First COVID-19 Related Death

March 16, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
South Carolina's first COVID-19 related death was a resident of Lexington Medical Center Extended Care Skilled Nursing Facility

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has reported the state’s first death related to COVID-19 novel coronavirus. “We regret to report that South Carolina has suffered its first death in an elderly person recently reported to have been...

Charleston Braces for Coronavirus as Busy Tourism Season Begins with Cancellations

March 13, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
The Volvo Cup Open on Daniel Island

It's not the typical thick, green coating of pollen that has people scrambling indoors this spring in Charleston. Instead it's something much more serious; a highly contagious coronavirus with a spiky crown, prickling communities with fear and prompting the World Health...

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