Gov. Henry McMaster

Governor McMaster announces new plan for students without internet access in SC

Fairfield and Jasper Counties, as well as York School District One, will first get to test out the program this fall

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — As schools across the state start back up, thousands of South Carolina students are still without internet access. To bridge the digital divide, Gov. Henry McMaster (R-SC) announced a $1.3 million investment towards bringing these students lessons through a technique called “data-casting.” Through a technique used for public safety when radio signals are jammed, up to…

Governor, DHEC release limited outdoor visitation guidelines for nursing homes

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — Gov. Henry McMaster, along with public health officials in the State House Tuesday afternoon, rolled out new guidelines that will allow some nursing homes to have limited, outdoor visitation with families. In a release, the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) said a facility’s ability to allow visitation depends on a number of factors, including…

Governor McMaster to announce guidelines to resume Nursing Home Visitation

(ABC Columbia) Gov. McMaster announces new executive order  COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Out of the State House this Tuesday, Governor Henry McMaster is set to make an announcement regarding Nursing Home Visitation. In a release from the Governor’s office, it says McMaster will hold a media briefing with DHEC officials to announce guidelines for nursing home visitation to resume. The announcement…

Ready to Reopen? Governor McMasters new orders to take effect August 3

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Ready to reopen? On Monday August 3, 2020,South Carolina Governor Henry McMasters new Executive Orders for the pandemic go into effect. Governor McMaster says starting Monday August 3 masks will be required in government offices. The Governor also announced restaurants will not be allowed to exceed 50% capacity, and employees and customers will  have to wear masks….

Last Call: SC Order banning alcohol sales at bars/restaurants after 11pm in effect

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–It is officially last call each night across South Carolina at 11pm. Governor Henry McMaster’s Executive Order banning the sale of alcohol at restaurants and bars is now in effect. It went into effect Saturday night at 11pm. McMaster says he hopes the order will help curb the spread of COVID-19 among young people. It is important to…

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…

Governor McMaster joins Senator Tim Scott to discuss Justice Act Bill

CHARLESTON, SC (WOLO)– Governor Henry McMaster joined U.S. Senator Tim Scott Monday to talk about Scott’s police reform bill. Scott says the’ Justice Act Bi’ll provides law enforcement with better training, provides the public with transparency and holds law enforcement departments more accountable. The Republican Senator says the bill was also designed in consultation with President Donald Trump’s objectives around…

McMaster to hold briefing on Coronavirus cases in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster will brief the public on the state’s response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Wednesday. Mcmaster will be joined by state public health officials June 10, at 4:00 PM. Count on ABC Columbia News to bring you coverage on air and online. Categories: Local News, State Tags: Gov. Henry McMaster

McMaster updates SC’s response to Coronavirus, issues new State of Emergency

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster updated the state’s response to the Coronavirus Thursday afternoon. McMaster announced that there are still closures in the state, including schools and entertainment venues. McMaster announced he has issued a new State of Emergency that will focus on a new phase of the Coronavirus, including social distancing guidelines and outlining those at…

Close contact businesses react to Gov. McMaster’s reopen announcement

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– As Monday draws closer, there may be questions about South Carolina Governor McMaster’s announcement on reopening close contact services. McMaster announced that he is allowing close-contact businesses, like barbershops, fitness centers, and salons, to reopen on May 18. These businesses would have to operate with a limited capacity, sanitize equipment, and adhere to social distancing guidelines. For…