Going into the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, state and local officials encouraging those eligible to schedule an appointment for the latest bivalent booster, offering protection against the BA.4 and BA.5 COVID subvariants.

Earlier this week, Greenwood was one of 32 counties in South Carolina with high levels of community spread. As of Friday, Greenwood, Abbeville and McCormick counties have been dropped down to low community levels. These community levels help determine the impact of COVID-19 on communities. A…

It’s been two years since the pandemic first interrupted daily life in South Carolina, and many local schools have something to celebrate.

With less demand for COVID-19 testing, state health officials have started to close some of their testing sites in favor of providing free, at-home rapid tests to people who need them.

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The state Department of Health and Environmental Control is shifting to treating COVID-19 as endemic, and recent guidance to South Carolina schools reflects that change.

Moving from pandemic to endemic, the state health department intends to close most of its COVID-19 PCR testing sites and stop reporting daily case numbers as officials shift focus in their response to the virus.

Fewer students and teachers missed school last week because of COVID-19, but thousands are still missing school because they have the virus or were in close contact with someone who was.

Statewide COVID-19 case counts are decreasing, but thousands of students and teachers are still missing school because of positive cases or close contact with someone who was positive.

While Self Regional Medical Center has treated on average 80 COVID-19 patients each day, President and CEO Dr. Matt Logan said Upstate hospitals are starting to see a drop in hospitalizations.

While supplies last, at-home rapid COVID-19 antigen tests will be available at county health departments across the state beginning Monday.

Schools faced two challenges last week, with the surge of the omicron variant of COVID-19 and winter weather that forced virtual learning in some local schools.

Dr. Matthew Logan hit the ground running in his first week as Self Regional Healthcare’s CEO, as a nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases has kept staff busy.

Abbeville City Council will conduct its January and February meetings virtually in response to potential COVID-19 exposure.