Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the Lakelands and the country respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has led to state and national emergency declarations, it is vital for everyone to have up-to-date information about the virus and its spread. As such, we're providing free access to all of our COVID-19 coverage, which is available on this page.

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While some states are under stay-at-home orders and are having businesses forced to close in response to the coronavirus, nearly every day in Greenwood there’s a crowd of cars parked outside the Lowe’s home improvement store.

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WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) — Students struggling to get online in a rural South Carolina county received a boost last week with the arrival of six buses equipped with Wi-Fi, some of the hundreds the state has rolled out since schools were closed by the coronavirus outbreak.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Bracing the nation for a coronavirus death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April, bowing to public health experts who presented him with even more dire projections for the expanding coro…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The two doctors spread out their charts on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.

While some states are under stay-at-home orders and are having businesses forced to close in response to the coronavirus, nearly every day in Greenwood there’s a crowd of cars parked outside the Lowe’s home improvement store.

All South Carolina pre-K-12 school, public college, university and technical college students are in the midst of adjusting to online instruction during the coronavirus pandemic. South Carolina Connections Academy, a K-12 education program that offers virtual learning from home, offered home…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Whether all of South Carolina should go under a stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the coronavirus continued to be debated by cities and towns and by lawmakers at both the state and federal level Monday.

Administrators at Erskine College had hoped students could return to Due West, enjoy spring days in hammocks on the mall, resume in-person classes and finish the year by celebrating another graduating class.

As part of Gov. Henry McMaster’s executive order Saturday, he required emergency dispatchers to ask 911 callers whether they or others at their location have symptoms of COVID-19.

SIMPSONVILLE — Staying at home, whether because of working remotely or just to stay away fro…

CLINTON — I thought I could make it work, I really did. But it only took a day for me to cave.