Author: Alexis Frazier

State and local leaders call on Governor to issue stay-at-home Order

COLUMBIA,SC (WOLO)- As the numbers of cases and deaths continue to grow in South Carolina, state and local leaders are calling on the governor to make changes. “Time is truly of the essence,” Columbia Mayor, Steve Benjamin said. “Time is not our friend, it’s our enemy.” As of Wednesday night, the are almost a thousand cases of Covid-19 in the…

Some want SC Governor to implement ‘Stay at Home’ order

In an effort to curb the rising cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) some in the state say they like to see a 'Stay at Home' order put in place

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — as the numbers of cases and deaths continue to grow in South Carolina local and state leaders are asking Governor Henry McMaster to make more changes. ABC Columbia’s Alexis Frazier spoke with the Mayor of Columbia, Steve Benjamin who says the order would save lives. Categories: Local News, Politics, State

SCDHEC announces 113 new cases of Coronavirus, 1 new death

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)— The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced one additional death related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus and 113 new cases on Sunday. This brings the state’s total number of deaths to 16. The patient was an elderly individual from Horry County who had underlying health conditions. “Today’s announcement is a solemn reminder of…

SCDHEC announces 22 new cases of COVID-19, 195 statewide

COLUMBIA,SC (WOLO)-The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is investigating 22 additional cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the total number statewide to 195 cases in 33 counties. New positive cases Beaufort County: 2 cases Berkeley County: 1 case Charleston County: 4 cases Colleton County: 1 case Darlington County: 1 case Greenville County: 2 cases…

12 USC students test positive for COVID-19, 17 others quarantined

image courtesy USC COLUMBIA,SC (WOLO)-One student living in a residenCe hall on USC’s campus has tested positive for COVID-19. Under the direction of the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, this student and 17 others residents of the building have been placed in quarantine, according to University officials. Others who may have come into close contact with the individual…

Prsima Health expands visitor restrictions in wake of COVID-19

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – Prisma Health is adding additional visitor restrictions as a precaution to safeguard patients and team members against potential COVID-19 exposure. The change will roll out Monday, March 16, at all Prisma Health hospital and long term care facilities, including: · Prisma Health Baptist Easley Hospital, Easley · Prisma Health Baptist Hospital, Columbia · Prisma Health Baptist…

Lexington Two to continue lessons through eLearning Program after school closure announcement

WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)-Lexington Two will continue lessons with eLEARNING program after Gov. McMaster announced the closure of all public schools. The program allows students to continue lessons remotely. This program was previously used in the district for a weather makeup day last fall. Families will receive more specifics shortly through their schools. Lexington Two also will provide meals to…

All Richland County Library locations closing until further notice

COLUMBIA,SC (WOLO)-Richland Library has announced that all locations will close, starting Monday, March 16, in the interest of public safety. Library officials say they are continuing to extend loan periods on materials, so customers do not incur lost fees until we return to full operation. Customers also have access to the following entertainment and educational opportunities: eBooks and eAudiobooks with…

SC March and April elections postponed due to Coronavirus

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) –Governor Henry McMaster announced the postponement of all elections until May 1, 2020 due to COVID-19. Specific dates will be announced later.             This announcement has no impact on the March Candidate filing period.  Candidate filing will open at noon on March 16, 2020 and will close at noon on March 30, 2020.  Read the SEC’s Statement on…