“It’s free. It’s convenient. The lines are not like they used to be. You can get in and get out,” McMaster said at a press conference Monday. “Go ahead and make your decision.”
Mayor Steve Benjamin
You have another chance to win free plane tickets by getting vaccinated in the City of Columbia this week
You can get a free COVID-19 vaccine through Mayor Steve Benjamin’s “It’s YOUR Shot, Columbia” campaign. The next clinic is Wednesday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park from 1-5 p.m. Anyone who gets vaccinated at this site will have a chance to enter to win two free round trip tickets from American Airlines and the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
Governor Henry McMaster’s office has been very clear that any mask mandate in schools goes against state law. Mayor Steve Benjamin says his mandate of masks in elementary and middle schools does not violate state law since the city plans to provide the masks. Yet some parents are not happy with the decision.
Columbia City Council approves Mayor Steve Benjamin’s declaration of a state of emergency.
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin declared a state of emergency in reference to the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19.
By Meg Kinnard
The mayor of South Carolina’s capital city is considering issuing a school mask mandate, a move he says would protect vaccine-ineligible children amid the coronavirus’s resurgence. The effort would put Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, a Democrat, at odds with Republican Gov. Henry McMaster as well as the GOP-controlled Legislature, which recently barred such policies for all public schools.
Columbia City Council met this afternoon and discussed the COVID-19 vaccination effort. Officials say they believe the city and Richland County have been doing their part to spread the word about the availability and accessibility of the vaccine.
The summer travel season is here, and the City of Columbia has partnered with American Airlines to get you to your dream destination for free. All you need to do is get your COVID-19 vaccine at any of the city’s upcoming vaccination sites, and you will be entered to win two round trip tickets on any flight.
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and mayors across the country are urging people to get their COVID-19 vaccine. This afternoon, Mayor Benjamin and Dr. Anthony Fauci were among the features speakers to announce the Mayors Challenge to increase COVID-19 Vaccinations.
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin joined the McDonald’s team earlier today, working the drive-thru window at the Gervais Street store. The mayor was there to help promote a summer hiring blitz that will help fill 1,700 jobs across the Palmetto State, and hundreds here in the Midlands.