More than 1.1 million South Carolinians have received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine. Data from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control shows less than 18 percent of those vaccines have ended up in the arms of people identifying as Black.
The family of Ian Hernandez held a vigil for the 6-year-old boy Wednesday night. Hernandez was killed after getting caught in a rip current off Folly Beach on Sunday.The boy was pulled from the water by one of several people who jumped in to try and save him.
Landlords can no longer evict people for failing to pay rent if their tenant was impacted by the coronavirus. That comes as welcome news for people like Pamela Martin, who did not know about the moratorium on evictions until today.
States that opt into the program will see a $300 or $400 boost to weekly unemployment benefits. Each state has to apply for the aid that is administered via a Lost Wages Grant and approved by FEMA before any money is distributed.
Administrators, staff and cadets at The Citadel are gearing up to welcome back the core of the academy this weekend when sophomores, juniors and seniors set foot on the neatly trimmed grass of Summerall Field.
Coronavirus cases are quickly taking over hospitals and health facilities. MUSC’s Intensive Care Unit beds are near capacity, 37 percent of in-patients at Roper St. Francis Healthcare are COVID-19 related and at Trident Health nearly a quarter of the ICU beds are occupied by coronavirus patients.
Through the federal CARES Acts, South Carolina is offering child care vouchers in order to keep essential employees at work. The state will use a portion of the $63 million provided by the federal government to fund the vouchers.