As public conversations about the novel coronavirus pandemic increase, children might worry that about themselves, family members and friends getting ill with COVID-19.

If someone is experiencing difficulty breathing, coughing and/or a fever, they might need to be tested for COVID-19. A medical professional will attempt to rule out other conditions such as the flu, strep or another respiratory virus, according to current guidelines from the state Department…

As state officials look to ease the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to closures and cancellations across South Carolina, the state Department of Employment and Workforce is making it easier for workers who lost their job to collect benefits.

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Health officials paused use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after nearly 7 million doses were administered nationally, but few of those doses have made it to hospitals in Greenwood and Abbeville.

Since spring break ended, seven people within Greenwood County School District 52 have quarantined after testing positive for COVID-19, with 11 other people quarantined as close contacts of someone who tested positive, according to a news release from the district.

Churches have played a pivotal role in the COVID-19 pandemic, and state health officials have recognized a local church for its work in helping vaccinate more than 2,000 people.

State health officials say the available vaccines are safe and effective, despite scattered reports from North Carolina of people fainting after getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

FEMA is offering help for anyone incurring funeral expenses from a loved one dying of COVID-19.

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.

Here's the latest information on COVID-19 from health agencies and hospitals:

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