COVID-19

  Laurens County Registration & Elections Teams up with Nonpartisan Nonprofit to Invest in Safe Elections During Covid-19.        Director Lynne West of the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Laurens County reported to the Laurens County Council last Tuesday night that she, on behalf...
South Carolina Must Protect People With Disabilities and Those Who Care for Them During and Beyond COVID-19, Letter Says    COLUMBIA – South Carolina disability rights, gender justice, and racial justice advocates have joined forces to urge Governor McMaster to implement protections during COVID-19...
Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Minority, Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Grant Application Start   COLUMBIA – Gov. Henry McMaster announced that two new South Carolina CARES Act grant programs, the Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program and the Nonprofit Relief Grant Program, began...
“Turn Positive into a Positive” campaign teams local leaders with COVID survivors to educate the public on effectiveness, need, and ease of donation      Greenville – The Blood Connection (TBC) is partnering with area leaders to launch an aggressive community outreach to secure critically needed...
Clemson – Clemson Extension continues to meet the needs of South Carolinians during the COVID-19 pandemic with innovative programming and adherence to safety protocols. Since March, county offices have not been accessible to the public per protocols set by Clemson University and public health...
COVID-19 is a terrifying wake-up call for out-of-shape Americans. More than four in 10 U.S. adults are obese, and 60 percent have at least one chronic disease, putting them at high risk of serious COVID-19 complications -- or worse. Individuals with chronic illnesses are 12 times more likely to die...
Gilead Sciences just announced it will charge $3,120 for a full course of Remdesivir, the first new FDA-approved treatment for COVID-19. Some knee-jerk members of Congress like Lloyd Doggett (D-Tex.) immediately condemned that price tag as "outrageous."  The Institute for Clinical and Economic...
New Grant Program for Small Businesses Applications must be in by November 1, 2020   Columbia — The SC Department of Administration has announced a $40 million grant program for small businesses “to reimburse qualifying expenditures for providing services or for revenue loss due to COVID-19.”   To...
How serious is President Trump's illness? What does it mean going forward?    
National survey of 1,500 small business owners in Small Business for America’s Future network finds 15% can only make it to the end of month, and 34% until the end of the year, without more federal relief; 52% say Congress’s priority should be economic relief, just 14% say Supreme Court nomination...

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