COVID

BA5 Omicron Variant spreading more rapidly

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The newest omicron variant BA5 is causing a surge in cases. Prisma Health is warning people in the Midlands to take the necessary precautions to protect their health.  Doctor Helmut Albrecht with Prisma Health says Omicron variant BA5 spreads incredibly fast and  it’s impacting those who are fully vaccinated.  “It’s probably the worst virus we’ve seen…

City of Columbia offering COVID vaccine and testing at area parks this month

The City of Columbia is partnering with SC DHEC to offer COVID-19 vaccinations and tests

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Looking to get a COVID-19 vaccine or a coronavirus test? The City of Columbia and DHEC are partnering to get you access. According to city officials, The City of Columbia is partnering with SC DHEC to offer COVID-19 vaccinations and tests at city operated parks around Columbia. SC DHEC will be handing out self-administering tests kits and…

School District of Newberry County shift to virtual learning Jan.18 -21

NEWBERRY, S.C. (WOLO) – School District of Newberry County says its experiencing a high number of students and staff impacted by COVID-19. As a result, school district leaders say schools will shift from in-person classes to virtual learning on Tuesday, January 18th until Friday, January 21st. There will be no school-related extracurricular or after school activities during this time. Breakfast…