10/17/2020

WYFF: 7 ways to stay healthy (and sane) during the fall coronavirus surge

10/13/2020

Columbia Business Report: New pandemic relief programs open for S.C. businesses

10/12/2020

City of Greenville: Greenville City Council extends mask ordinance

Greenville News: DHEC’s top doctor shares 6 things SC families need to know about COVID-19 this fall

10/9/2020

WYFF: DHEC officials stress importance of flu vaccines amid COVID-19

10/8/2020

DHEC: Nursing Homes to Begin Reporting Visitation Status to DHEC

10/5/2020

AP News: Absentee voting for 2020 election begins in South Carolina

WYFF: High court reinstates South Carolina ballot witness requirement

9/27/2020

WYFF: Military suicides are up as much as 20% during COVID-19 pandemic (Suicide Hotline number: 800-273-8255)

9/26/2020

Greenville News: In new reversal, court rules witness signatures not required for SC mail-in ballots

9/24/2020

WYFF: COVID-19 leads to poll worker shortage; First time poll workers training for November

9/23/2020

WYFF: Some Greenville County Students to return to classes 4 or 5 days a week

9/19/2020

Greenville Journal: Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering event at the Drive goes virtual

9/17/2020

FOX Carolina: CVS plans to double COVID-19 testing sites across the county; new locations added in the Upstate

Upstate Business Journal: SC DEW launches online learning initiative for those unemployed due to COVID-19

9/11/2020

Columbia Business Report: DHEC developing COVID-19 vaccination plan

9/9/2020

WYFF: Greenville County Schools to provide free meals to all students through end of 2020, district says

Upstate Business Journal: Greenville translation company creates COVID-19 Response Translation System

9/7/2020

WYFF: Laurens County School District 55 to start school Tuesday online after code ‘red’ rating

Greenville Journal: Meals on Wheels of Greenville launches e-card program

9/4/2020

Gaffney Ledger: DHEC Provides Online Reporting of COVID-19 Cases among Public and Private Schools

9/3/2020

Greenville Journal: Greenville County students reflect on the first week of in-person instruction

9/2/2020

Greenville CEO: Meals on Wheels of Greenville Combats Senior Isolation Through New E-Card Program

ionGreenville: DHEC to Begin Releasing South Carolina School Related Covid-19 Data

9/1/2020

The State: Poised for potential COVID-19 expansion, SC prepares for absentee voter surge

The State: Here’s how you’ll be able to visit loved ones in SC nursing homes under new guidelines

8/31/2020

Greenville CEO: Prisma Health Offers Limited Visitation for Designated Care Partners beginning Sept. 1st

8/29/2020

WYFF: Labs report DHEC coronavirus testing records are missing thousands of results

8/28/2020

WYFF: Rules for fans at high schools sports in South Carolina released

8/26/2020

Greenville CEO: Updated Mask Requirement Data Reinforces that Masks Work

Greenville CEO: Saliva Testing for COVID-19 Now Available Through Premier Medical Laboratory Services

8/25/2020

WYFF: Governor McMaster weighing lost wages assistance options

SCBIO: SC Emergency Supply Portal Joins PPE Exchange: Get PPE Supplies You Need

WYFF: ‘Neck gaiters may be among least effective type of face coverings’: SC DHEC physician says

8/24/2020

GSA Business Report: Greenville CARES funds to tackle housing issues

8/21/2020

WYFF: McMaster asks DHEC to allow nursing home, assisted living facility visitors

8/20/2020

Greenville CEO: Piedmont Natural Gas Outlines Flexible Payment Plans for Customers Behind on Natural Gas Bills

8/19/2020

GSA BizWire: Sylvan Learning Centers providing Back to School packets and resource material

Greenville CEO: Beating Back COVID: 5 SC Companies Share Their Secrets to Overcoming the Pandemic

The Greenville News: Millions in unused CARES Act funds remain up for grabs in Greenville County

8/18/2020

Greenville CEO: Don’t Wait to Get Help: SC Thrive’s COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program Is Available, Now With Updated Eligibility Requirements

Greenville CEO: Duke Energy Plans Gradual Return to Standard Business Operations while Continuing to Assist South Carolina Customers in Need

8/17/2020

WIS News: SC Senate to return in September to discuss updating voting laws ahead of 2020 election in light of COVID-19

GSA Business Report: Anderson Sings fundraiser announced

Kidding Around Greenville: Outdoor Wireless Access Offered at Greenville Libraries

Greenwood Index Journal: Greenwood Soup Kitchen skeleton crew needs more volunteers amid pandemic

WYFF: SC education leaders outline face covering guidelines for K-12 public schools

Prisma Health: Why getting a flu shot should be at the top of your fall to do list

8/13/2020

SoCon: SoCon postpones fall conference competition

8/12/2020

Greenville CEO: South Carolina Offers Free Training to Support Teachers and Principals with Virtual Instruction

Greenwood Index Journal: Greenwood Housing Authority extends COVID protections for some renters

Spartanburg Herald Journal: Spartanburg County Libraries freeze hiring as in-person events nixed through Dec. 31

 

8/11/2020

Greenville CEO: S.C. Department of Commerce: Mask up to Prevent the Spread

Fox Carolina: Greenville Co. Schools announce meal sites for students in Virtual Program

Greenville CEO: SC Banks Close $5.7 Billion in PPP Loans, Protect more than 650,000 Jobs

 

8/10/2020

WIS TV: SC school buses will be disinfected with electrostatic sprayers

 

8/7/2020

Greenville Journal: The Blood Connection: Another way to help

 

8/6/2020

WIS TV: Only slight improvement in available child care, organizations can now apply to temporarily fill that need

 

8/5/2020

Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce: Free community COVID-19 testing at Charles Lea Center through August 31

Greenville Journal: More COVID-19 relief funds awarded to Greenville arts organizations

Greenville CEO: Healthy Me – Healthy SC to Increase Access to COVID-19 Testing and Help Fight Health Disparities Statewide

 

8/4/2020

WYFF: Greenville Co. School Board updates framework on reopening, sports

 

8/3/2020

WSPA: Children’s Museum of the Upstate offers e-learning and after school childcare for Upstate families

WCSC: McMaster order strengthening face mask rules takes effect Monday

City of Clemson: Clemson University SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater Monitoring Record Updates

 

7/31/2020

WYFF: Masks will now be required for everyone inside a public school facility in South Carolina

 

7/30/2020

Greenville Journal: Contact tracers play critical role in containing COVID-19 in the Upstate

WYFF: Greenville chamber asks Greenville County council to take ‘swift action’ on mask ordinance

WYFF: South Carolina offering free Wi-Fi to qualifying households with students

 

7/29/2020 

Greenwood Index Journal: Organizers cancel 2020 South Carolina Festival of Discovery, plan return in 2021

WYFF: Gov. McMaster announces new restrictions, new openings for businesses in South Carolina

 

7/27/2020

Anderson Independent Mail: Photos from Anderson University getting ready return to school

GSA Business Report: IVC using drive-thru job fair for next round of hiring

Columbia Regional Business Report: Six school district reopening plans receive approval

Spartanburg Chamber: Spartanburg Chamber Partners with Luxor Scientific to Offer Fast-Turnaround Covid-19 Testing for Businesses

GSA Business Report: Milliken expands domestic production of medical fabric

Columbia Regional Business Report: Palmetto Priority program has drawn 2,500 participants

 

7/24/2020

GoUpstate: Top SC health official backs statewide mask order, says local rules have ‘trickling’ effect

 

7/23/2020

WYFF: Unemployment benefits extended in South Carolina

Greenwood Index-Journal: Health officials address public’s COVID-19 questions

 

7/22/2020

WYFF: Which hand sanitizers are being recalled? These 75 products are on the FDA’s list

Laurens County Advertiser: Hospital head urges masks to fight COVID surge

WIS News: At least 100k SC households to receive mobile hotspots, monthly internet service for students

 

7/21/2020

Pickens County Courier: SC High School League passes updated schedule for fall sports

GSA Business Report: Countybank processes $61 million in PPP loans

Greenville CEO: Prisma Health Announces Six Additional COVID-19 Community Testing Events for the Week of July 20th

Greenville CEO: New Survey Shows What SC Consumers Think About Coronavirus Issues

 

7/20/2020

Spartanburg County Chamber of Commerce: Spartanburg Businesses Commit to Combating COVID-19

WYFF: Greenville doctors give ‘jarring, serious’ message about surge of coronavirus cases in our area

Greenville Journal: Clemson establishes drive-thru COVID-19 testing for some returning employees

WYFF: Bring your mask: These stores are requiring customers to wear face coverings to enter

 

7/19/2020

Greenville County Schools: Improvements to In-person Attendance Schedule

 

7/17/2020

Greenville County Schools: GCS adjusts school start date

WYFF: Greenville launches “Mask Up. Life is Waiting.” campaign due to local COVID-19 surge

Upstate Business Journal: Canceled conference leads to thousands of meals for vulnerable community members

Fox Carolina: DHEC and South Carolina LLR say nursing graduates can now help health care facilities amidst COVID-19

WYFF: AnMed Health: 1,000% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations since June 19

WYFF: Greenville launches “Mask Up. Life is Waiting.” campaign due to local COVID-19 surge

 

7/16/2020

WYFF: Panthers confirm they’ll limit capacity for home games

WSPA: Travelers Rest City Council passes face mask ordinance

 

7/15/2020

WYFF: High school league shoots down proposal to move football to spring

GSA Business Report: Mask Up initiative distributes 10,000 masks

Greenville CEO: Greenville Chamber, Community Partners, to Distribute 40,000+ Masks to Small Business Community

GSA Business Report: Fall for Greenville becomes virtual platform for restaurants, artists

 

7/13/2020

Fox Carolina: GSP installs two new PPE vending machines

GoUpstate.com: COVID-19 testing costs now reimbursable for uninsured in SC

 

7/10/2020

Greenville CEO: Initial Unemployment Claims Drop in SC but Still Number in the Thousands

 

7/7/2020

Anderson Independent Mail: SC Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities campus to remain closed for fall semester

Greenville Journal: Survey: ‘Serious concerns’ over starting school year

Greenwood Index-Journal: Greenwood City Council discusses face mask requirement

GSA Business Report: $79 million in CARES Act funding open to Greenville businesses

GSA Business Report: Senate passes nonprofit unemployment reimbursement bill

 

7/2/2020

Greenville Journal: The show must be paused: Musicians grapple with playing live as COVID-19 numbers rise

Spartanburg Herald-Journal: Spartanburg Regional’s head doctor: ‘Put the masks on’

 

7/1/2020

Columbia Regional Business Report: Extended unemployment benefits now available in S.C.

Greenville News: Young people ‘who consider themselves to be immortal’ are spreading coronavirus in SC

 

6/30/2020

Greenville Journal: “Summer will not be the same” as Greenville Drive cancels season

Pickens County Courier:  AG, SLED weigh in on mask laws

 

6/29/2020

Greenville Journal: The Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale goes digital

Clemson University: Clemson Extension agribusiness team offers COVID-19 resources for farmers

Greenville CEO: SC Medical Manufacturing Firm Shifts Production to Overcome COVID-19 Testing Supply Shortage

 

6/26/2020

Livin’ Upstate: Registration now open for SC Works Greater Upstate’s professional virtual job fair on July 16

WYFF: Requirements for Clemson students to return, graduation plans announced

 

6/25/2020

Greenville Journal: Homeless shelters adjust during the pandemic

 

6/23/2020

Pickens County Courier: Increased levels of COVID-19 have been detected in Clemson’s wastewater

Greenwood Index-Journal: Community Foundation honors its first “Community Hero” recipient

GSA BizWire: Hospitality Leaders Announce New Initiative Aimed to Protect Patrons and Employees

 

6/22/2020

GSA Business Report: Greenville City Council to vote on mask ordinance tonight

Columbia Regional Business Report: DHEC warns of increasing COVID-19 cases among youth

 

6/19/2020

Greenwood Index-Journal: Pandemic brings Respiratory Care profession to forefront

GSA BizWire: Mendoza, Other Liberty Fellows Receive McNulty Foundation Funding for COVID-19 Response

WYFF: Federal aid pays millions in child care costs for South Carolinians

 

6/18/2020

Greenville Journal: COVID-19 drastically affecting Greenville’s Hispanic communities

WYFF: Upstate research site network selected to run COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

 

6/17/2020

Post and Courier: Drumbeat of closures to slow as SC says restaurants don’t have to close for COVID-19 cases

 

6/16/2020

Match to Triumph Raises Over $40,000 for COVID Relief

 

6/15/2020

GSA Business Report: Equip Fulfillment provides protective equipment to transportation industry

 

6/12/2020

Greenville News: Greenville County Council approves $91M spending plan for COVID-19 relief

Fox Carolina: Greenville County Schools announce start dates for summer camps, athletics; outline new safety measures

 

6/3/2020

The State: As COVID-19 cases rise, SC DHEC warns public to ‘hunker down,’ wear a mask when out

 

5/29/2020

WYFF: Report outlines how classes could resume in South Carolina

 

5/28/2020

Upstate Business Journal: Milliken boosts plastic industry’s face shield production

Columbia Regional Business Report: COVID-19 testing available at 15 S.C. CVS locations

WBTW: Governor McMaster extends state of emergency another 15 days

WSPA: Bon Secours St. Francis Health System eases visitor restrictions

Columbia Regional Business Report: DHEC director cites health issues, family concerns in resignation

 

5/26/2020

WYFF: Task force discusses next steps for South Carolina schools

WSPA: 6 new COVID-19 community testing events happening this week in SC, Prisma Health says

 

5/25/2020

GoUpstate.com:  Free community COVID-19 testing this week in Spartanburg

 

5/22/2020

WYFF: South Carolina attractions reopen across state; sports, summer camps reopening soon

 

5/21/2020

The Union Times: COVID-19’s economic impact on restaurants

 

5/20/2020

Index-Journal: Clemson plans in-person classes; SC to reopen attractions

Columbia Regional Business Report: SC Housing providing $5 million in rent assistance

 

5/15/2020

Columbia Regional Business Report: COPING WITH COVID: 3D design company making face shields

GSA Business: Greenville task force releases recommendations, Hispanic business site

GSA BizWire: YMCA of Greenville will reopen with commitment to safety

 

5/14/2020

Post and Courier: More than $2 billion approved for SC businesses in second round of federal loans

 

5/11/2020

SC salons, gyms, pools can reopen, McMaster says. Here’s when.

SC restaurants can open for limited dine-in services today

 

5/6/2020

Duke Energy Foundation Donates $150,000 to Agencies in South Carolina Helping Pay Energy Bills during COVID-19 Crisis

Outdoor seating opens up in Laurens, Laurens Co. adds 42nd COVID-19 case

 

5/5/2020

SC economic revitalization plan committee holds 2nd meeting

Greenville County plans small business relief as major part of $91M federal COVID-19 grant

Minorities hit hard by COVID-19. Trump taps SC’s Tim Scott to guide black outreach

 

5/4/2020

Home or work order lifted; reactions mixed to outdoor dining option

 

5/1/2020 

Prisma Health, in Partnership with DHEC, Launches Community Testing for COVID-19 at Initial Seven Statewide Screenings Beginning This Weekend 

SC chief judge extends eviction stay. Some renters protected until August 

 

4/30/2020

BMW Manufacturing to resume production on May 4

GSP Airport to receive $25.8 million in stimulus grants

 

4/28/2020

Spartanburg Regional obtains rapid testing for COVID-19

SC DMV to reopen all locations. Offices to use COVID-19 social distancing guidelines

 

4/27/2020

June 9 Primaries to be Held as Scheduled

South Carolina WIC recipients getting more food choices

 

4/26/2020

Gov. Henry McMaster will extend state of emergency. What does that mean for SC?

 

4/24/2020

Six new coronavirus symptoms just officially added to CDC list. What are they?

Unemployment benefits available for self-employed, gig workers in South Carolina

Rescuing restaurants: Effort to help locally grows beyond city and state

 

4/23/2020

Unemployment claims drop in S.C. for first time in 5 weeks COPING WITH COVID: Greenville Area Development Corp.

Greenville city, county launches business recovery task force

 

4/22/2020

Coronavirus forces SC K-12 schools online for the rest of the school year

 

4/19/2020

SC Gov. McMaster to lift coronavirus restrictions on some retail stores

 

4/16/2020

Spokesperson: Letter from McMaster does not mean S.C. businesses will stay closed to late June

 

4/15/2020

Sage Automotive Interiors Transitions to Medical Fabrics

Rapid coronavirus testing machines heading to select SC hospitals, prisons

 

4/14/2020

How Will COVID-19 Policy Changes Impact Carolinians?

 

4/13/2020

New US attorney in South Carolina hunts coronavirus scams

SC Launches COVID-19 Emergency Supply Portal to Connect Providers with Organizations in Need

Governor extends state of emergency in South Carolina, all orders remain in effect

 

4/8/2020 

Greenville lab processes Prisma COVID-19 tests in 24 hours

 

4/7/2020

Data predicts South Carolina’s peak coronavirus resource use on April 24

S.C. LLR Extends Renewal Deadlines During Health Emergency

Greenville to close all of Swamp Rabbit Trail within city limits Spartanburg County orders county buildings closed to public

 

4/6/2020

Gov. McMaster toughens SC coronavirus stance with ‘go to work or stay home’ order

More businesses in SC must close after being deemed nonessential during coronavirus

 

4/3/2020

McMaster directs DHEC to release coronavirus ZIP-code data that had been withheld

Milliken pivots to produce more PPE

 

4/2/2020

BlueCross BlueShield waiving out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19

GSP cuts hiring, closes restaurants as demand drops over coronavirus concerns

Hospitals Creating Drive-Thru Specimen Collection Sites to Combat COVID-19

 

4/1/2020

South Carolina DMV scales back Upstate operations

Prisma Health closes North Greenville emergency room during coronavirus pandemic

 

3/31/2020

SC Gov. McMaster expected to order ‘non-essential’ businesses to close to fight coronavirus

Maps and Trends: Coronavirus in South Carolina (updated 3-31)

Spartanburg Regional begins drive-through testing at USC Upstate

SC governor closes beaches, boat ramps to combat coronavirus

 

3/30/2020

Spartanburg Regional: Some employees have tested positive for coronavirus

Sassafras Mountain Tower, along with Bald Rock Heritage Preserve, have been closed to the public because they do not offer enough space for safe social distancing, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources said in a news release.

 

3/27/2020

SCDMV extends deadline for driver’s licenses, permits, registrations

SC governor, health officials give update on coronavirus cases, state’s response

SC state parks closing through April

Spartanburg restaurants selling produce, other items during coronavirus outbreak

Greenville to consider ‘stay-at-home’ order after SC Gov. McMaster chooses not to

Greenville-based laboratory named first SC commercial laboratory validated for COVID-19 testing

3/26/2020

Prisma Health says it’s developed a way to make 1 ventilator work for 4 coronavirus patients

COVID-19 Answers and Updates from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina’s Chief Medical Officer

3/25/2020

City of Greenville Enacts Curfew, Temporarily Closes Falls Park

Greenville-based laboratory named first SC commercial laboratory validated for COVID-19 testing

3/20/2020

Milliken & Company Scales up Production of Advanced Anti-microbial BioSmart® Fabric for Front-line Medical Workers

Meals on Wheels of Greenville Combats Senior Loneliness During COVID-19