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

To get tested, contact your health care provider or a local hospital, such as Self Regional Medical Center or Abbeville Area Medical Center. You may also attend a free testing clinic. Here are some that are currently planned:

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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NINETY SIX — This past Thursday, members of Pleasant Rock Baptist Church fed more than 100 families.

State health officials announced Saturday that Greenwood County had its 15th confirmed COVID-19 death. The patient, who was 65 or older, died Wednesday. A middle-aged patient who died on Wednesday increased Laurens County's tally of confirmed COVID-19 deaths to 41.

“We’re here to fight tyranny, period.”

Folks looking for a cinematic escape from COVID-19 will soon have an option to see the latest from Hollywood.

State health officials announced Friday that Greenwood County had its 15th confirmed COVID-19 death. The patient, who was 65 or older, died Wednesday.

Even with COVID-19 creating financial uncertainties for many, Greenwood County School District 50’s 2019-20 fiscal year managed to end on a positive note.

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: