Recent News

3/23/20

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

3/20/20

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

3/20/20

This week's Friday Report is being distributed by email only. If you have council or staff members who receive a mailed version of the Friday Report, please share this information with them.

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

3/18/20

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

3/17/20

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
  • ... Read more

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