pandemic

Mental health ‘coping box’ for children during the pandemic

After nearly three years in a pandemic some children are dealing with mental health

Mental Health BoxImage: Alysha Tagert (ABC NEWS) — As the United States enters a third year of the coronavirus pandemic, kids’ mental health continues to be a growing issue. Kids’ health, school and after-school activities continue to be disrupted by the pandemic, while over 200,000 children under 18 in the U.S. have lost a parent or adult caregiver to COVID-19. A report released late…

Prisma Health: Uptick in mental health needs due to the pandemic

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Local doctors are discussing the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mental health in the community. A group of Prisma Health psychiatrists are sharing the symptoms and possible solutions for those struggling with their mental health. According to Prisma Health, adults, children, and the elderly have seen an uptick in mental health needs due to the pandemic….

S.C. DHEC: COVID cases down, deaths continue to rise

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Today South Carolina DHEC reports the first confirmed cases of the BA.2 Omicron sub-variant in the state, coming out of the Midlands region. Doctor Brannon Traxler with S.C. DHEC says early data shows the sub-variant is more transmissible but does not appear to cause  more severe disease. Doctor Traxler is reminding the public that covid cases are…

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…

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…

Study reveals ‘Stay at Home’ orders work

Number of COVID-19 cases dropped during 'Stay at Home' orders

(CNN) — As stay-at-home orders popped up in different states this spring as the pandemic hit the United States, the number of COVID-19 infections in those areas dropped. Mandy Gaither shows us the argument behind staying home during a pandemic. Categories: Digital Exclusives and Features, National News Tags: pandemic, stay home