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City of Columbia Council votes to extend mask requirement another 60 days

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Make sure you have your mask.  The City of Columbia extended its’ mask ordinance for another sixty days. The City Council met virtually Tuesday afternoon and once again, the City’s response to COVID-19 was at the top of the agenda. During the meeting, the council unanimously approved extending the City’s Ordinance requiring masks in public. For more…

DHEC : Help stop the Virus by wearing a mask

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– State Health officials are urging you to wear a mask, saying it will help save lives. DHEC is also advising everyone to social distance. Dr. Linda Bell, State Epidemiologist. …”Anyone and everyone is susceptible to COVID-19 as well as additional health risks associated with it, which is why all of us must stop the virus by wearing…

DHEC: ‘Help save lives’ Wear a Mask

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–As more and more record cases of Coronavirus are reported in South Carolina, State health officials are sharing ways you can ‘help stop the spread’ of the coronavirus. On Saturday DHEC reported the first child death related to Coronavirus. “Today, we mourn the loss of one of our children to this virus. It is heart-wrenching to lose a…

City of Columbia handing out free masks this week at several locations

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The City of Columbia will continue to distribute free masks this week City officials say you can get a mask at the Busby Street Community Center and Hampton Park Neighborhood Center from 9AM-Noon on Wednesday and Friday. You can also pick a mask up at the Edisto Neighborhood Center and Earlewood Community Center from 1pm-4pm. The city is…

More areas in the Midlands now require a mask, effective today

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Many cities, towns and counties in our area are now requiring you to wear a mask. Richland County’s mask ordinance went into effect today, July 6, 2020. It will be in place for 61 days. Richland County Council unanimously approved the mask ordinance during a special council meeting last week. More than 65 percent of residents who…

DHEC: A face mask protects you and others

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– State health officials are sharing ways you can ‘help stop the spread’ of the coronavirus. Dr. Joan Duwve, DHEC Public Health Director, urging masks. "Your face mask helps protect others and their face mask helps protect you." -Dr. Joan Duwve, DHEC Public Health Director. Learn more at https://t.co/HcFY8dd5dc. #StaySCStrong #stayhealthySC pic.twitter.com/5COvEgtHIP — SCDHEC (@scdhec) June 23, 2020…

More Cities in SC pass Mask Ordinance

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Another city in the Midlands has voted to require masks. Sumter City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday to require customers and employees to wear masks in retail and food service establishments. The ordinance will take effect Friday at 6AM and will remain in effect for thirty days. Here is a look at the ordinance with a link: A…

City of Columbia to offer free masks at area locations

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Now that the City of Columbia is requiring masks, city officials are giving out free face coverings. The City says it will offer free masks to citizens at several locations, while supplies last. According to officials,  they will hand out two masks per person or five masks per family. Masks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served…