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Information you need to know about scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment for those aged 70 and older Starting Wednesday, Jan. 13, anyone aged 70 or older can schedule an appointment to receive his or her COVID-19 vaccine in South Carolina. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control …
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 …
Here's a list of resources, accounts for parents with at-home, virtual learning children during COVID-19 This page is dedicated to providing parents with resources, ideas and inspiration for keeping kids engaged, entertained and learning while school is out due to the coronavirus. Most of this is aimed …
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 …
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Morris College will open Sumter campus for spring term With the majority of its current and prospective students preferring a face-to-face classroom learning option, Morris College will offer in-person instruction and single-room-occupancy dormitories with the start of the spring semester. Andrew …
Shaw Air Force Base starts phased vaccinations Airmen stationed at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter are now among those to receive their first round of COVID-19 vaccinations. Personnel from the 20th Medical Group, part of Shaw's 20th Fighter Wing, administered the base's initial doses on Jan. …
How to navigate restaurants during COVID-19: A guide to Palmetto Priority in Sumter, Clarendon, Lee counties All our coronavirus coverage is free to the public. It’s the right thing to do as a public service to our community. If you find this article helpful or informative and want to support our …
Covenant Place of Sumter receives its 1st COVID-19 vaccines for staff, residents After almost a year of isolation and worry, some of the state’s most vulnerable adults and workers took their first step Tuesday to move beyond COVID-19. The first allocations of COVID-19 …
Virus changes Sumter churches' Christmas plans The Christmas spirit was on full display last week at Bethesda Church of God. It may not have been the most pleasing sight to the eyes, but it definitely celebrated Christmas. Bethesda had Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, for which Pastor Al Sims …
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Israel trades Pfizer doses for medical data in vaccine blitz JERUSALEM (AP) — After sprinting ahead in the race to inoculate its population against the coronavirus, Israel has struck a deal with Pfizer, promising to share vast troves of medical data with …
China builds new quarantine center as virus cases rise BEIJING (AP) — A city in northern China is building a 3,000-unit quarantine facility to deal with an anticipated overflow of patients as COVID-19 cases rise ahead of the annual Lunar New Year …
S.C. Gov. McMaster asks hospitals to cut down on elective procedures COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster asked hospitals Friday to cut down on elective procedures, citing staffing shortages stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.In a letter to the …
Pfizer temporarily reduces European deliveries of vaccine COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer confirmed Friday it will temporarily reduce deliveries to Europe of its COVID-19 vaccine while it upgrades production capacity to 2 …
S.C. lets medical students, retired nurses give shots COLUMBIA - South Carolina will now allow medical students, retired nurses and other qualified professionals to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says the temporary rule change is to …
Sumter's Virtual COVID-19 Response.

Sumter's COVID-19 Response - Featured Guest: Dr. Clay Lowder, Colonial Healthcare

We went live with Dr. Lowder via Zoom earlier today and got all the latest on what he and his team at Colonial Healthcare are doing to curb the spread of this virus. Be sure to check back with us …

Sumter's COVID-19 Response - Featured Guest: Dr. Penelope Martin-Knox, Sumter School District Superintendent

We went live with the superintendent via Zoom earlier today and got all the latest on what she and her team at the Sumter School District are doing to keep things moving smoothly for the …

Sumter's COVID-19 Response - Featured Guest: Mayor Joe McElveen, City of Sumter

We talked to the mayor live on Zoom earlier today, with the public also viewing and submitting questions, about the city’s response to this pandemic. He gave some insightful and honest thoughts …