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The JDRF Gala promises to be a big time…virtually, of course

Tyler Ryan learns the details of the JDRF annual event to raise money for research and a cure

  COLUMBIA SC (WOLO)-It is one of those events that is looked forward to every year, and for supporters of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the show will go on…virtually, of course.  Beth McCrary with JDRF Palmetto says that the JDRF Hope Gala is happening Wednesday evening starting at 7:00 PM.  McCrary says that the location is wherever you…

13 additional free mobile, pop-up testing sites available

DHEC increases free pop up and moblie test clinics around the Palmetto state

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — As the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) continues its mission to ramp up testing across the state,  the health department is holding 13 free COVID-19 mobile testing and pop up clinics. State Health officials say they plan to test 2% of the state’s population, or 110,000 South Carolinians by the end of the month….

SC ranked 9th most coronavirus vulnerable state

Wallethub releases data from a new study that ranks states with the highest coronavirus vulnerable population

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — As South Carolina continues its reopening process, according to one survey, the Palmetto state is among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. According to the website Wallethub.com , South Carolina is the ninth most vulnerable state in the country to the coronavirus outbreak. The survey was based on factors like the percentage of population over 65, the…

Congratulations Seniors- submit your photos

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– It’s time to Celebrate! We want to send a big congratulations to all the Seniors out there! And since many will be missing out on some very important experiences this year, ABC Columbia wants to help celebrate the Class of 2020! We’d love to celebrate your local Senior. Just submit a picture of your local senior to…

DHEC adding more Coronavirus testings sites across SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– State Health officials continue to work to reach more South Carolinians with access to coronavirus testing. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced additional, free, COVID-19 testing sites. DHEC says there are 14 mobile testing clinics scheduled across the state, with more planned in the coming days. Health officials say the screening and specimen…

Gov. McMaster announces close contact businesses, like Gyms, salons can reopen May 18

Businesses to open include: Gyms, barber shops, hair salons, waxing salons, nail salons, spas, tanning salons, and pools

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is pushing forward with the reopening of the State. On Monday, McMaster announced that close contact service providers, fitness and exercise centers, commercial gyms, and public or commercial pools will be able to open in a limited capacity Monday, May 18. According to the Governor, close contact service providers include the following…