The House's bill requiring a full return to the classroom before the school year ends no longer prohibits administrators from assigning teachers to educate students both in the classroom and online simultaneously.
The College of Charleston held its first vaccination clinic for students on April 14 after receiving a designation as a vaccine distributor from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
It's not clear if the exceedingly rare reports — so far, six cases out of more than 7 million inoculations in the U.S. — really are linked to the J&J vaccine. But the government recommended a pause in J&J vaccinations on Tuesday, just a week after European regulators declared that such clots are a rare but possible risk with the AstraZeneca vaccine, a shot made in a similar way but not yet approved for use in the U.S.
It seems to make sense that if you eat less food, you'll lose weight. But that's not necessarily the case, according to Dr. John B. Cleek, an obesity medicine specialist with Roper St. Francis Physician Partners.
"A bold 2030 target is needed to catalyze a zero-emissions future, spur a robust economic recovery, create millions of well-paying jobs and allow the U.S. to 'build back better' from the pandemic,'' the businesses and investors said in a letter to President Joe Biden.
South Carolina is buying 235 propane-fueled school buses with $23.6 million remaining from a huge automaker settlement, bringing what was long the nation's oldest fleet to an average age of just 5 years old.
South Carolina's health agency confirmed 447 new cases of coronavirus disease on April 13 as a plateau in the virus' spread throughout the state continues.
The U.S. is recommending a "pause" in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.
The ACLU is asking a judge to reconsider and allow public state employees in South Carolina to continue working from home until its lawsuit against Gov. Henry McMaster plays out in court.
Despite misinformation shared on social media that sources a federal vaccine safety database, there is no proof of any patients having died as a result of taking a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.
Make no mistake: The vaccines currently being rolled out across the U.S. offer strong protection. But new studies of experimental updates to the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines mark a critical first step toward an alternative if the virus eventually outsmarts today's shots.
Maybe we have two worlds. One that we belong to and one that belongs to us. One world out there that gives us a deﬁnite shape and bearing as we interact with its realities; one inside that ﬁlls that shape with meaning and with feeling, a more subtle reality.
Dozens of cities and counties throughout South Carolina have kept mask requirements in place even as cases decline and more people are vaccinated. The reasons range from variant strains to the numbers not yet being consistently low enough to justify relaxing rules.
One in four South Carolinians has a past-due medical bill in collections, one of the highest rates in the U.S. and second only to West Virginia, according to new data released by the Urban Institute.
The only exceptions to the deteriorating worldwide situation are countries that have advanced vaccination programs, mostly notably Israel and Britain. Even the U.S., which is a vaccination leader globally, is seeing a small uptick in new cases, and the White House announced Friday that it would send federal help to Michigan to control the state's worst-in-the-nation transmission rate.
Myrtle Beach-area Biker bar Suck Bang Blow will have to pay a $17,500 fine but will not lose its liquor license after violating Governor Henry McMaster’s executive orders last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nations around the world set new records Thursday for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections, and the disease surged even in some countries that have kept the virus in check. In the United States, Michigan has averaged more than 7,000 new cases a day.
The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported nearly 500 new cases of the coronavirus on April 8 and 20 more deaths.
President Joe Biden, in his first gun-control measures since taking office, announced a half-dozen executive actions Thursday aimed at addressing a proliferation of gun violence across the nation that he called an "epidemic and an international embarrassment."
Greeting the families of gun violence victims and activists, he assured them: "We're absolutely determined to make change."
The South Carolina-based urgent-care chain Doctors Care and its management company have agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle civil allegations that they defrauded government health insurance programs.
Large numbers of students are not returning to the classroom even as more schools reopen for full-time, in-person learning, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Biden administration.
The findings reflect a nation that has been locked in debate over the safety of reopening schools during the coronavirus pandemic. Even as national COVID-19 rates continued to ebb in February, key measures around reopening schools barely budged.
Robert Kerr must still be confirmed by the S.C. Senate. He previously served as director of DHHS from 2003 to 2007 during the Gov. Mark Sanford administration. He worked for the agency for 22 years.
The company suggested it could redeploy its U.S.-based vacation vessels to less-restrictive locations after more than a year of inactivity.
Though public health officials at first wanted to avoid people waiting in long lines in the hopes they might be able to get a vaccine, more providers in South Carolina seem to be moving to the option of offering the COVID-19 shots to people without the need to make an appointment.
Nearly half of new coronavirus infections nationwide are in just five states — a situation that is putting pressure on the federal government to consider changing how it distributes vaccines by sending more doses to hot spots.
As of April 5, Smith Medical Clinic will offer free vaccination appointments as well as transportation to appointments if needed, Monday through Thursday from 1 - 3:45 p.m.
The American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina has filed a lawsuit over Gov. Henry McMaster's executive order requiring state employees working remotely to return to their workplace.
While "normal" is still some time away, restrictions have been eased, restaurants have reopened, events have started again and vaccinations have been rolled out. As such, our visuals team revisited some of the scenes for a comparison to where our community was last year.
Arizona health care executive Christina Oh is returning to South Carolina, where she started her career and picked up a master's degree.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday vetoed legislation that would have made his state the first to ban gender confirming treatments or surgery for transgender youth.
The demand for mental health treatment has spiked during the pandemic, and that trend will very likely hold even as the general public resumes life as we used to know it.
Gov. Henry McMaster's continued emergency declarations serve a wider, behind-the-scenes purpose even after state constraints are gone, according to state officials.
Vaccine passports being developed to verify COVID-19 immunization status and allow inoculated people to more freely travel, shop and dine have become the latest flash point in America's perpetual political wars, with Republicans portraying them as a heavy-handed intrusion into personal freedom and private health choices.
The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and U.S. Rep Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., have organized free events in Allendale, Bamberg and Hampton counties. Anyone age 18 or older is eligible, and no appointments are required.
Trident Health says it will soon break ground on a new psychiatric hospital, the first of its kind to be built in the Lowcountry in 30 years, the private health system says.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to say fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S. without getting tested for the coronavirus or going into quarantine afterward.
The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control said more than 2 million COVID-19 vaccinations have been given in the Palmetto State.
As most South Carolina residents become eligible, coronavirus vaccinations for one of the state's most vulnerable populations are starting to ramp up.
Emergent BioSolutions, a little-known company vital to the vaccine supply chain, was a key to Johnson & Johnson's plan to deliver 100 million doses of its vaccine to the United States by the end of May. But the Food and Drug Administration repeatedly has cited Emergent for problems such as poorly trained employees, cracked vials and problems managing mold and other contamination around one of its facilities, according to records obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act. The records cover inspections at Emergent facilities since 2017.
Myrtle Beach's mask mandate will extend through April 30, but no longer requires masks to be worn anywhere other than government and city buildings.
Every school district in South Carolina must offer full weeks of in-person learning by April 12 and keep the classroom doors open in the coming academic year under legislation approved by the Senate.
New research from the CDC confirms COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in 2020, knocking suicide out of the top 10 reasons people died across the United States last year.
Legislation advanced in the South Carolina Senate prohibits employers from firing, suspending or demoting workers who won't get a shot, unless their job involves caring for or treating seniors or others with underlying medical problems.