Resources for South Carolina – SCDHEC.gov
If you have general questions about COVID-19, call the DHEC Care Line at 1-855-472-3432 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.
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About coronaviruses and the current COVID-19 outbreak
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more serious diseases such as pneumonia, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). COVID-19 was originally thought to have spread from animal to person, but person-to-person spread is now occurring.
Outbreaks of novel virus infections are public health concerns. The risk of COVID-19 infections in South Carolina depends on multiple factors, including the likelihood of travelers from affected areas, how easily the virus may spread from person to person and the effectiveness of measures to prevent community spread. COVID-19 is not wide-spread in the U.S. at this time, though it is likely that this illness will become a pandemic.
Both MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV have been known to cause severe illness in people. The complete clinical picture with regard to COVID-19 is not fully understood. Reported illnesses have ranged from mild to severe, including illness resulting in death. Learn more about the symptoms associated with COVID-19.
DHEC and the CDC currently recommend avoiding all nonessential travel to China, Iran, Italy, and South Korea, as well as following the CDC’s recommendations regarding travel to other countries affected by COVID-19.
This is a rapidly evolving public health event, and DHEC takes every new infectious disease seriously. DHEC continues to encourage people who are unvaccinated to get the flu vaccine. This protects individuals and the public and reduces confusion of more common respiratory illnesses with possible COVID-19 illnesses.
Other steps South Carolinians can take to help stay healthy include:
- washing your hands,
- covering your cough,
- staying home when you’re sick, and
- appropriately disposing tissues and other items that you’ve sneezed or coughed into.
- DHEC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers – (PDF)
- DHEC Mass Gatherings Guidance on Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 – (PDF)
- CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information for Businesses
- American Bankers Association — A compilation of pandemic planning and business continuity resources relevant to banks.
- Society for Human Resource Management — Information on how to prepare your workforce for the potential issues that can come during a communicable disease outbreak.
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration — Information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus outbreak.
- Family and Medical Leave Act — Explanation of FMLA eligibility for coronavirus-associated absences.
- Automated Clearing House — Reminder from the National Automated Clearing House Association on responsibilities of financial institutions potentially impacted by coronavirus.
- Regulatorary Agencies — Joint statement from federal regulatory agencies encouraging banks to work with borrowers affected by coronavirus.
- Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers — Recommended strategies and planning considerations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist — A planning checklist from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- FFIEC Interagency Statement on Pandemic Planning — Actions that financial institutions should take to minimize the potential adverse effects of a pandemic from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council.
- Tips for Reviewing Emergency Plans — 15 tips for how to address COVID-19 in your bank’s emergency plans.
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