Coronavirus

SC Governor to hold Coronavirus Update Sunday

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster will be joined by state public health officials for a media briefing Sunday. The Governor and health officials will  update the public on the state’s response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Count on ABC Columbia News to bring you the update Live on air Sunday, March 15 at 4:00 PM.    …

Gov. McMaster wants utilities to stay on regardless of payment during State of Emergency

COLUMBIA,SC (WOLO)- Gov. Henry McMaster has requested that all utilities in the South Carolina not be suspend or disconnect for nonpayment during the State of Emergency. I have requested that all utilities in South Carolina not suspend or disconnect any essential services for nonpayment for the duration of the current State of Emergency. https://t.co/brJnIuonbD — Gov. Henry McMaster (@henrymcmaster) March…

Richland, Lexington courts put temporary restrictions, cancellations in place to avoid coronavirus exposure

Richland County and Lexington County put temporary changes into effect as cases of COVID-19 continue to climb

Richland County Administrator Leonardo Brown announced Thursday that a decision has been made to temporarily restrict access to the Judicial Center due to possible concerns of indirect exposure to the coronavirus. All jury trials at the courthouse are now postponed. Brown says it’s a temporary restriction as crews come in to the clean the building. Right now only essential personnel…

Fort Jackson adds additional modifications to keep soldiers coronavirus free

As the number of coronavirus cases grow around the world, and here in SC, Fort Jackson military post has no cases and introduces changes to keep it that way

Image: Fort Jackson Commanding General @Twitter Columbia, SC (WOLO) –Fort Jackson announced Thursday that Family Day and Graduations are cancelled for the foreseeable future. Fort Jackson’s Commanding General says the cancellations includes next week’s events for 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment on March 19th. The ceremony will still be held, but it will be live streamed on the Fort Jackson…

Local Living: A look at some of the events canceled due to Coronavirus concerns

From St Pats in Five Points to The Cup - Here's a list of some events that are canceled or postponed

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– There is a big line up of local events that are being impacted due to concerns over the coronavirus. One of the Midlands largest events, the annual St. Pats Festival in Five Points, has been postponed. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin says he and the Five Points Merchants Association agreed with the decision and that it will be…

DHEC announces two new presumptive Cases of Coronavirus in SC

DHEC investigating two new possible cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus from Kershaw and Lancaster Counties

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Thursday they are investigating two additional possible cases of Coronavirus. The possible cases are from Kershaw and Lancaster Counties, the agency announced. According to DHEC, this brings the total number of presumptive positive cases to six, along with six confirmed cases. Per DHEC: The case from Lancaster…

Carolina Cup cancels 86th running of Carolina Cup Races due to Coronavirus concerns

CAMDEN, SC (WOLO)– The Carolina Cup has canceled the upcoming 86th running of the Carolina Cup Races on March 28, 2020 due to concerns over Coronavirus. Cup officials say they are following the guidance from the US Center for Disease Control, and local Kershaw County health authorities. The statement below was posted on the Carolina Cup Racing Association website:  “The…

President announces April 15 filing defferals for taxpayers effected by Coronavirus

President Trump announces April 15 tax delay for coronavirus victims

Image: WIRE AP/ABC News) (ABC NEWS/AP Wire)— WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday night that he will instruct the Treasury Department to allow individuals and businesses negatively affected by the coronavirus to defer their tax payments beyond the April 15 filing deadline. In an address from the Oval Office, Trump said he would use his emergency authority to allow individual…