McMaster orders furloughed employees qualify for unemployment benefits

Governor Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2020-22, which allows furloughed employees to receive “COVID-19 Support Payments” from their employers and still qualify for unemployment benefits.

The COMET restores limited Soda Cap Connector Service

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced today that it is restoring limited service of the Soda Cap Connector, effective Wednesday, April 8.

Still Hopes in need of PPEs

Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community is one of many facilities experiencing a shortage of personal protective equipment due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Currently, Still Hopes is in need of the following: •Disposable gowns and gloves •Medical masks: N95, KN95, surgical, and procedure •Handmade cloth masks •Medical shoe coverings “We are working hard every day to try and keep our vulnerable […]

Tips for pet owners during the COVID-19 crisis

Here are some tips for a safe and fun quarantine with pets. Pet Food: Experts suggest maintaining a stock of two weeks’ worth of pet food on hand and suggest considering air-tight containers or other storage solutions to keep food fresh. (Product examples here and here) Water: CDC recommends keeping about two weeks’ worth of water on hand for your pet […]

Former SC Revenue director hosts new economic development podcast

In the midst of historic economic uncertainty, two-time South Carolina Revenue Director Burnet “Burnie” Maybank will host weekly conversations with South Carolina’s top business leaders to talk economic development and charting a course forward for the Palmetto State. 

Columbia-based physician group at the forefront of COVID-19 strategy

SC House Calls, a Columbia-based and family-owned physician group, has invested heavily to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Over the past three weeks, the healthcare company has tested nearly 700 of its front-line employees in South Carolina to help mitigate the spread.

City of Cayce enacts curfew beginning today

At last night’s Cayce City Council meeting, members of Cayce City Council voted unanimously to enact a citywide curfew beginning April 8, 2020.