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Columbia offers free protective masks

masks will be distributed while supplies last

Columbia,SC (WOLO) — The City of Columbia is offering residents free masks to protect against COVID-19. The masks will be given out at various locations around the city as long as supplies last. Masks will be given to anyone deem to be high risk in accordance with CDC guidelines and those in vulnerable populations that live within Columbia city limits….

DHEC reports second highest day total, 1,273 Coronavirus cases in SC

COLUMBIA,  SC (WOLO)– The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, on Friday, announced 1,273 new confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1 additional death. Health officials say there are currently 906 hospital beds occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19. (ABC Columbia) State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell DHEC says this brings the total number…

‘Black is Beautiful’ exhibit at Columbia Art Museum

The exhibit will explore the second Harlem Renassaince of the 50's and 60's through September

The Black is Beautiful at the Columbia Museum of Art. Starting this weekend CMA will feature the photography of Kwame Brathwaite. Kwame S. Braithwaite is the Director of The Kwame Braithwaite Archive which showcases many of his father’s pieces of art including everything from fashion and activism, to music and fashion. This exhibition is the the first ever dedicated to…

AAA predicts travel will be lowest in more than decade due to pandemic

The travel agency says that less people are traveling during the coronavirus pandemic

ABC Columbia travel Columbia, SC (WOLO) — AAA forecasts that the way Americans will take 700 million trips simply by looking gauging economic factors in addition to the reopening of many states around the country. AAA says the number of people deciding to take a trip regardless of how they get there, is down nearly 15% when compared to those…

More than 2 dozen State Fair events canceled

Will SC State Fair follow suit or proceed with activities for 2020

(ABC News) — Summer is here, and the global coronavirus pandemic has changed, delayed or caused the cancelation of several events. Some organizations are even looking further ahead to make decisions about things scheduled in the fall of 2020. Like returning to school and state fairs annually held across the country. Earlier this week, the South Carolina State Fair announced…

NYC group helps homeless during pandemic

A group of young adults are reaching out to citizens living on the street with a backpack campaign

(ABC NEWS) — Jayson Conner stands at the back of an open U-Haul on Houston Street in Manhattan, slinging a backpack over his right shoulder. He swings one over his left. His fiancé, Jeffrey Newman, hands him another, which he loops through both arms, letting it rest on his belly. Each bag is stuffed with vital supplies for those in…

‘Angels’ in the sky help families in need during pademic

the volunteers have taken more than 750 free trips to help those in need

(ABC News)  — They are often called Angels in the Sky, taking flights thoughout the Northeast. Pilots are donating their time, aircrafts and skills are living up to their name, helping families across the country during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Angel Flight Northeast, based in North Andover, Massachusetts, links volunteer pilots with communities in need. The volunteers have taken to the skies…

Governor McMaster on COVID-19: “It is still a time that we must be very, very careful”

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Tuesday Governor Henry McMaster addressed the Coronavirus in South Carolina. McMaster says the positive cases are increasing here in South Carolina, as well as across the Country. But the Governor went on to add that testing in the state has also increased. McMaster addressed the growing data that younger people are testing positive for the coronavirus and…

City of Columbia hosts new web page dedicated to Coronavirus Information

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– If you are looking for a resource in the City of Columbia for Coronavirus information, you can check out the city’s new web page dedicated to information on COVID-19. According to city officials, they have launched the new ‘microsite’ due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases. City officials say the dedicated special microsite will have COVID-19…