COVID-19

SC's Eviction Stay, Scheduled to End Friday, Extended

April 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
aerial view of buildings

Update : The South Carolina Supreme Court announced it would extend the state eviction moratorium after this story published. It will extend the stay on evictions and foreclosures for another two weeks. South Carolina’s state moratorium on evictions for unpaid rent is set...

'We Have the Biology of this Disease... We Have the Psychology of this Disease'

April 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Russ McKinney
Meeting of "accelerateSC" on April 23, 2020 in Columbia, SC

While the state’s political and business leadership is focused on bringing South Carolina's economy back as soon as possible, it is becoming increasingly clear to them that restoring public trust that it’s safe to go back to work, travel and shop will be key to unlocking...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Work Or Home Or Myrtle Beach

April 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Boeing will be cutting its workforce 10% in light of economic headwinds as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 30, 2020, we break down the latest COVID-19 numbers in the Palmetto State, take you to Myrtle Beach as the city votes to reopen its beaches and hotels, and look at Boeing's plans to layoff workers from its North...

Local Stores Face Challenges Re-opening in Charleston

April 29, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
Half-Moon Outfitters assistant store manager Brent Ferguson (left) and a co-worker prepare for customers

It's one of those warm days when a little free air conditioning would feel good strolling along King Street in Charleston. But despite the governor's executive order allowing retailers to re-open during the coronavirus pandemic, many store doors remain padlocked. "We've...

Business Financial Management During a Pandemic

April 29, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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The stress the global pandemic has put on the business community has added new dimensions to the science of cost controls. How does one manage costs when everything is broken? Mike Switzer interviews Mark Cecchini, chair of the School of Accounting at the Darla Moore School...

Upstate educational institutions adapt curriculum in the face of pandemic

April 28, 2020 - Posted in Local by William Richardson
Online Classes in the Upstate

Upstate educational institutions have adjusted the way they serve their students and faculties. They express how they are meeting the challenges of different situations and how they need to prepare and move forward in the future.

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Racial Disparities In Real Time

April 28, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson (with A.T. Shire in insert) records from his parents' house on Monday, April 27, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 28, 2020, we take you to Greer, SC, where a shipment of over a million face masks meant for Prisma Health was delivered this weekend with local, state, and national political leaders in attendance. We also examine what...

SC Air National Guard Thanks Healthcare Workers

April 27, 2020 - Posted in Local by Charles Dymock
SC Air National Guard Thanks Healthcare Workers

On April 27, 2020 the 169th Fighter Wing South Carolina Air National Guard performed flyovers across the Palmetto State in an effort to thank South Carolina’s front-line healthcare professionals. This was a part of the U.S. Air Force's Operation American Resolve aimed at...

COVID-19's impact on students

April 27, 2020 - Posted in Local by Titus Davis and Xavier Blake
Covid-19s Impact On Students

As the Coronavirus continues to have a huge impact on our daily routines, some students shared with us how the virus has impacted their daily lives. The students recorded themselves on their cell phones to share COVID-19's impact on them.

Community comes together to create and donate over 50K face shields

April 27, 2020 - Posted in Local by Kaitlyn Cannon
Charlotte locals creating face shields

It all started with Katie, a Charlotte Latin high school student. On March 17, Katie's father, a doctor, complained about a shortage of face masks at his hospital. Katie then reached out to Tom Dubick, the Engineering Educator at Charlotte Latin, to see if it was possible...

The Complex Inequities of COVID-19 in South Carolina

April 27, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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The exact numbers keep changing, but the percentages have remained relatively steady. And they show that African-Americans are South Carolina’s most disproportionately affected group when it comes to COVID-19 cases and deaths. But they also show that men and women overall...

Slim Goodbody: A Kid's Guide to COVID-19

April 25, 2020 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Slim Goodbody: Kids Guide to COVID-19 video

As Slim Goodbody I have been educating children about good health for over 40 years, on CBS’s Capt. Kangaroo and then on PBS and Discovery. In light of this current crisis, and as a public service, I created an informative and non-threatening video to help children...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — While I Cough, I Hope

April 25, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Protesters calling for the governor to reopen South Carolina on Friday, April 24, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 25, 2020, we take you to the first meeting of Accelerate SC, Gov. Henry McMaster's COVID-19 taskforce aimed at jumpstarting the economy. We also speak to protesters calling for the governor to reopen the state this week,...

South Carolina Prisons Are (So Far) Among the Least Affected by COVID

April 24, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
South Carolina Prisons Are (So Far) Among the Least Affected by COVID

So far, South Carolina’s correctional system has managed to duck the high infection rates plaguing prisons in states like Ohio and Mississippi. According to Bryan Stirling, director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections, 35 of the department's nearly 5,000 staff...

Coronavirus Causes Uncertainty for South Carolina's State and Local Governments

April 23, 2020 - Posted in News by Russ McKinney
retail sales

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster announced this week that some retail businesses in the state are being allowed to re-open. McMaster hopes the loosening of restrictions on certain retail businesses will re-ignite the state’s economy which prior to start of the...

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