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Where are masks required in Sumter, Clarendon, Lee counties? Sumter County Council members are asking residents to wear masks in public, but they are not requiring people to do so. A resolution "urging" residents to wear face coverings when in public in the county was passed during a public meeting …
How to make a cloth face covering at home with or without sewing Here is some information and tutorials from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to wear a cloth face covering, how to make one and why. The CDC is now recommending everyone …
Where to get a free COVID-19 vaccine, test in Sumter, Clarendon, Lee counties: June 15-21 All South Carolinians aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and can schedule appointments. Currently, Pfizer is the only vaccine available to those aged 12-17. All three vaccines - Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen/J&J - are …
2 Clarendon events raffling TV for vaccine takers There are two upcoming COVID-19 vaccination events scheduled for Clarendon County within the next few days. The first event is on Saturday at Manning High School, and the second event is on Tuesday, June 15, at Melina Presbyterian …
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Regional economist says worker shortages multi-factored; report shows state also lost 4,200 jobs in April Similar to national trends, South Carolina had a "disappointing" jobs report for April with a loss of 4,200 jobs, but a counter lingering theme is employers still can't find workers. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond regional economist Laura …
Sumter district’s chief financial officer says it can’t use COVID-19 relief funds to pay for teacher bonuses or raises By law, Sumter School District cannot use federal stimulus funding it has received associated with COVID-19 to give staff bonuses or raises. That has been a source of some confusion in the community …
A room for teachers to get some R&R: R.E. Davis College Prep Academy adds an employee wellness room The focus on the social and emotional well-being of students has been expanded in K-12 education during the pandemic, but what about addressing those similar needs in teachers and staff? R.E. Davis College Preparatory Academy's leadership team …
Sacrifice and success: U.S. Army Central at Shaw holds its 1st retirement ceremony since COVID-19 pandemic The military is full of sacrifices when it comes to one's life, family and country. To enlist and make a career out of it all the way through can be an even heavier weight that deserves to be celebrated as a milestone. It has been more than a …
Twice as nice: Given no 2020 ceremony, Sumter School District honors current, new Teachers of the Year at Celebration of Excellence It has been a year like no other in education and one that will certainly go down in the history books. As Superintendent Penelope Martin-Knox described it Wednesday at the district's annual Celebration of Excellence, the last year has involved …
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What should I know about the delta variant? It's a version of the coronavirus that has been found in more than 80 countries since it was first detected in India. It got its name from the World Health Organization, which names notable variants …
Wall Street's big investment banks to employees: Return to the office vaccinated NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street's big investment banks are sending a message to their employees this summer: Get back into the office and bring your vaccination card. New York-based Morgan Stanley …
Watchdog: Nursing home deaths up 32% in 2020 amid pandemic WASHINGTON (AP) — Deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes soared by 32% last year, with two devastating spikes eight months apart, a government watchdog reported Tuesday in the most …
Top medical adviser says 'no fans' safest for Tokyo Olympics TOKYO (AP) — The safest way to hold the Tokyo Olympics is without any fans, the top medical adviser to the Japanese government said in a report on Friday.Dr. Shigeru Omi's recommendation seems …
S.C. virus committee to offer ideas for $2.5B in pandemic aid COLUMBIA (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is reconvening members of his coronavirus recovery committee to help the state figure out how best to spend the $2.5 billion in new federal pandemic aid allocated earlier this year. Accelerate SC …