Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

SCAC is monitoring the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019, commonly called Coronavirus – or COVID-19, by staying in touch with federal and state government partners. SCAC will share any important information received with county officials by email and also post it online so that you can make informed decisions for your community. Any legal information shared on this page does not constitute legal advice. Please talk with your county attorney and/or employment attorney for legal advice pertaining specifically to your county. 

County and SCAC Resources for

At the national level, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the best source for information. At the state level, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control will direct information distribution and response. The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has resources available related to considering the chain of command during a public health emergency, to communicating with citizens, to preparing the county’s workforce.

State Resources

Executive Orders

Attorney General's Opinion

S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC)

S.C. Emergency Management Division (SCEMD)

S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC)

National Resources

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Department of Labor

    • Includes information on workplace safety; wages, hours, and leave; and unemployment insurance flexibilities, among other things.

Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)

U.S. Small Business Administration Offers Disaster Assistance for S.C. Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

National Association of Counties (NACo)

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center Detailed Map of Confirmed Cases

Employer Resources

Telehealth for County Employees 

County employees are encouraged to take advanatage of telehealth services to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases. 

Workplace Guidance