Recent News


The S.C. Planning Education Advisory Committee has announced it will waive the requirement that training take place in a classroom setting effective immediately and through June 30, 2020. 

New Guidance on Orientation and Continuing Education RequirementsRead more


As part of President Trump’s emergency declaration on March 13, 2020, local governments are eligible to apply for reimbursement for eligible emergency protective measures taken to respond to the COVID-19 emergency under Category B of FEMA’s Public Assistance Program. Please see... Read more


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Please check updates regarding COVID-19 response on our website and/or follow social media: @SCCounties on Twitter and ... Read more


SCAC has created an FAQ document outlining questions regarding COVID-19 and county operations. SLED has issued a guidance document regarding the enforcement of the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-10. DHEC has issued a... Read more


The Senate Finance Committee approved funding for SCDHEC to assist in the agency's response to COVID-19 and passed an amendment to house the fund in the Executive Budget Office to provide flexibility for future funding. 

  • Staffing ($14,598,760): DHEC needs additional staffing to support COVID-19 disease surveillance and contact investigation, laboratory testing, and information phone lines.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ($14,806,800): PPE for DHEC's healthcare workers to prevent spread of infection.
  • Staff Support ($5,282,420): Operating costs such as
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