Coronavirus

Amtrak increases cleanings, cancels some trips

The transportation company Amtrak is putting new cleaning protocols in place amid the Coronavirus

Alex Wong/Getty Images Columbia,SC (WOLO)— Amtrak says they are closely watching the Coronavirus, and while doing so have new protocols in place. Some of the actions include enhanced cleaning protocols, specifically increasing the amount of times trains are cleaned. The transportation company says they are also making more sanitizer and disinfectant for customers and staff. Through April 30th, 2020 they…

COVID-19: Latest from World Health Organization

ABC NEWS– The World Health Organization has classified the outbreak of Coronavirus as a Pandemic. Thousands more cases have popped up around the world and here in the U.S., many more communities are cancelling events and public gatherings. ABC’s Trevor Ault has the latest. Categories: National News, News Tags: Coronavirus

DHEC announces new presumptive case of Coronavirus in SC

DHEC is investigating one new possible case of the #COVID19 novel coronavirus in Lancaster County

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– South Carolina Department of Health officials announced Wednesday, they are investigating another possible case of Coronavirus. SC DHEC officials say the new case is a woman in Lancaster County. Officials say there is no known travel outside of the U.S. and they are working to determine who she may have had contact with. This latest cases brings…

The COMET takes measures to try and prevent Coronavirus on Buses

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The COMET bus system says it is working to take steps to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. In a release sent to ABC Columbia News, COMET officials detailed the procedures to reduce the spread.  Some of those preventive procedures include, hand sanitizing stations on all buses, information from the CDC posted on all buses, and all buses…

Latest: New York sets up containment zone in wake of Coronavirus

ABC NEWS–As cases here in South Carolina and around the World continue to rise, officials are urging anyone who may be sick, not to visit loved ones in nursing homes. In New York, the Governor has set up the first containment zone in the country. ABC’s Megan Tevrizian has the details. Categories: National News Tags: Coronavirus

SC DHEC confirms two new possible cases of Coronavirus

DHEC announced they are investigating two new possible cases of Coronavirus in Camden, in Kershaw County

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Tuesday afternoon they are investigating two new possible cases of the Coronavirus in Camden, in Kershaw County. According to DHEC, the new cases are household contacts who tested presumptive positive for the Coronavirus and are currently hospitalized. DHEC says it is working with the healthcare facility and…

Prisma Health providing updates on health care system’s preparedness for Coronavirus

Leaders at Prisma Health Midlands are providing updates on the health care system’s preparedness for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) — Leaders at Prisma Health Midlands are providing updates on the health care system’s preparedness for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19. The Prisma Health team is discussing the extensive protocol used to care for Coronavirus patients within the hospital system. “Anyone that comes in with febrile respiratory symptoms, such as a cough, is immediately placed in…

Columbia City Council to discuss suspending normal operating procedures of Council meetings due to Coronavirus

City Council to discuss suspending normal operating procedures of City Council meetings, during City Council Work Session

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Today City of Columbia leaders will discuss changing council meeting protocols because of the Coronavirus. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin released the following information about the growing concern: “In the interest of public health, City Council will discuss suspending normal operating procedures of City Council meetings, during the City Council Work Session on Tuesday, March 10th at 2 p.m.”…

Latest: Stock Market Plunges, plus Coronavirus updates

ABC NEWS– A dramatic day on Wall Street as trading was forced to stop after the stock market plunged. Anxiety over the Coronavirus and an international oil price war fueling investor fears. Now worries over the virus in our Nation’s Capitol as President Donald Trump continues to downplay the risk. ABC’S Andrea Fujii has more from New York. Categories: Local…