Resources about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- While the state of South Carolina has reopened, containing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be a priority.

 

For the latest updates and resources from DHEC, go to scdhec.gov/COVID19.

 

Other items to note:

 

IN OUR SCHOOLS

 

We are spending the summer planning for the 2020-21 school year. COVID-19 is presenting a number of challenges, and our commitment to a safe learning environment for students and employees means school will look much different this fall. Stay tuned for late summer communications about reopening.

 

HEALTHY HABIT REMINDERS 

 

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Check out these useful CDC tips about when and how to wash hands: https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue and throw it away after use.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid contact with sick people.
  • Wear a mask in public settings.

 

HEALTH RESOURCES

 

What you need to know about Coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf


Spanish language resource information: https://es.hesperian.org/hhg/Coronavirus
 

Testing/screening sites and DHEC's latest data: https://www.scdhec.gov/infectious-diseases/viruses/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/sc-testing-data-projections-covid-19

 

Coronavirus and Children: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/children-faq.html

 
DHEC recommendations on social distancing, handwashing and related issues: https://scdhec.gov/infectious-diseases/viruses/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
 

Talking with students of all ages about Coronavirus: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/coronavirus.html?ET_CID=20200304_SN_BreakingNews_Coronavirus_EC_RET_28199&ET_RID=1086051370

 
Tips for creating a new normal at home for children: https://bit.ly/2UzH3Xf
 
CDC: How to prepare for a health emergency: https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/prepareyourhealth/index.html
 

What to do if you are sick with Coronavirus: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html