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


Other items to note:




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.




  • 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:
  • 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.




What you need to know about Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Spanish language resource information:

Testing/screening sites and DHEC's latest data:


Coronavirus and Children:

DHEC recommendations on social distancing, handwashing and related issues:

Talking with students of all ages about Coronavirus:

Tips for creating a new normal at home for children:
CDC: How to prepare for a health emergency:

What to do if you are sick with Coronavirus: