COVID

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…

Assisted living holiday visitation amid pandemic

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – Residents at a local assisted living facility are able to feel the warmth of a hug from family and friends this season.  Spending the holidays with the ones you love wasn’t possible for residents in South Carolina nursing homes and assisted living facilities last year due to COVID restrictions. Staff at Palmettos of Parklane say it’s…

Prisma Health: Omicron variant ‘likely’ in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – It is highly likely that the new COVID variant is in South Carolina, this is according to an infectious disease physician at Prisma Health.  As of now there is no known cases of the new strain in the country. Prisma Health Infectious Disease Physician Helmut Albrecht says the recent U.S. travel restrictions can delay the virus…