Coronavirus

Disney to lay off 28,000 at its parks in California, Florida

Squeezed by limits on attendance at its theme parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic, The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday it planned to lay off 28,000 workers in its parks division in California and Florida.

COVID-19 Tracker: Check out the latest on test results around the country

  DHEC: 527 new COVID-19 cases, 22 more deaths announced in SC

DHEC: 821 COVID-19 cases associated with K-12 schools in Sept. 29 report

  COVID-19 cases rising among US children as schools reopen

  Ga. DPH reports 1,000+ new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday

  Health officials push flu shots, fear ‘twindemic’ with COVID

N.C. reports 49 more COVID-19 deaths, less than 900 new cases

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JV football team, band at two Beaufort Co. schools will quarantine after potential COVID-19 exposure

  Health officials offer guidance for safe fall celebrations

Bubble hockey champions: Tampa Bay Lightning win Stanley Cup

  US to ship millions of tests in push to reopen K-12 schools

  Worldwide death toll from coronavirus eclipses 1 million

  DHEC: 542 new COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths announced in SC

  House Democrats unveil new $2.2T proposal for virus aid

House Democrats are putting forward a new proposal for coronavirus relief.

  You can relieve work-from-home stress with things around the house

Health and wellness expert Stephanie Mansour says common household items can be used to help ease the stress.

  Federal judge orders stop to Postal Service cuts, echoing others

A federal judge in Philadelphia joined others Monday in ordering the U.S. Postal Service to halt recent cuts that critics say are causing mail delays and threatening the integrity of the presidential election.

  Ga. DPH reports 600+ new cases of COVID-19 on Monday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 619 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Monday, Sep. 28.

  As suicides rise, Army brass reassessing outreach

  India’s confirmed coronavirus tally reaches 6 million cases

’Save Our Stages’ Act introduced to help live music and performing arts venues

  Dad dances outside hospital to cheer up, connect with son during chemo

  ‘Together we stand’: Couple married 70 years battles COVID-19 side by side

  Trump, Biden battle over quick confirmation of court pick

  Mother of SC teacher who died from COVID-19 dies weeks after daughter

Shirley Bannister was 57 years old.

  DHEC: 569 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths announced in SC

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 141,909 and confirmed deaths to 3,144.

  Ga. DPH reports 800+ new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday

he Georgia Department of Public Health reported 826 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Sunday, Sep. 27.

  Ga. DPH reports 1,300+ new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 1,381 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Friday, Sep. 25.

  DHEC: 639 new COVID-19 cases, 27 more deaths announced in SC

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 141,338 and confirmed deaths to 3,141.

US colleges struggle to salvage semester amid outbreaks

Many major universities are determined to forge ahead despite warning signs, as evidenced by the expanding slate of college football games occurring Saturday.

  Virus cases rise in US heartland, home to anti-mask feelings

The spread of coronavirus has created new problems at hospitals, schools and colleges in the Midwest, as well as in parts of the West.

6 items to add to your packing list for COVID-era travel

There are several less obvious items you may want to bring when you travel that you likely have not prioritized before.

  New online verification tool helping Ga. Department of Labor process unemployment claims

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) implemented a new tool to help with identity verification.

  Under virus strain, Europe’s leaders plead at UN for unity

This year’s unusual work-from-home General Assembly comes as COVID-19 cases escalate in many regions but especially in Europe, where some of the world’s most advanced hospitals in some of the world’s richest countries are again under strain.

White House ordered to have sign language at virus briefings

The White House and plaintiffs have “largely agreed on all terms” to resolve the matter, according to the order.

DHEC reports 724 COVID-19 cases associated with K-12 schools as of Sept. 25

Both public and private schools are included in these numbers.

  SC announces 647 new COVID-19 cases, 20 more deaths Friday

DHEC says the percent positive from the 5,832 tests reported to them statewide on Thursday was 11.1%.

  2 charged for handling of virus outbreak at Mass. veterans home where 76 died

Former Holyoke Soldiers' Home Superintendent Bennett Walsh and former Medical Director David Clinton were indicted by a grand jury. Each is charged with 10 counts — five counts of criminal neglect and five counts of serious bodily injury.

  Drugmaker Novavax begins late-stage vaccine trial in UK

Drugmakers are rushing to develop COVID-19 vaccines with the backing of governments desperate to find a way of easing restrictions that have hammered the world economy.

  No fall fun at Poppell Farms in 2020 due to COVID-19

Popell Farms is famous for their maize, pumpkin patch and attractions they offer every fall. However, after testing positive and recovering from COVID-19, the the family says they’ve made the difficult decision not to open for the 2020 season.

  Misreported Deaths: Government count of nursing home COVID-19 cases still inaccurate despite criticism

For three months, InvestigateTV has tracked federal government data on nursing home COVID-19 cases and deaths. For three months, those numbers have been wrong.

  Democrats to redraft virus relief in bid to jump-start talks

Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge virus relief bill.

  Fraud, backlogs disrupt US unemployment benefit payments

The biggest threat is posed by sophisticated international fraud rings that often use stolen identities to apply for benefits, filling out the forms with a wealth of accurate information that enables their applications to “sail through the system.”

  SC announces 664 new COVID-19 cases, 16 more deaths Thursday

DHEC has estimated 93.4% of people who didn’t die from the virus, and that they have “symptom onset data” for, have recovered.

United to offer COVID testing for some travelers

United Airlines will offer coronavirus testing on flights from San Francisco International Airport to Hawaiian airports. Passengers with negative results won't have to quarantine for two weeks.

  Annual Lennon tribute, in 40th year, goes online

There was no way it was being canceled, not on what would have been Lennon’s 80th birthday, not on the tribute’s 40th year.

  Drug companies work jointly to boost vaccine confidence

The comments come as scientists scramble to develop a vaccine that would protect the public from a pandemic that has killed nearly 1 million people worldwide.

  DHEC: 613 new COVID-19 cases, 25 more deaths announced Wednesday

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 138,171 and confirmed deaths to 3,085.

  US experts vow ‘no cutting corners’ as vaccine tests expand

A huge international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought Wednesday to assure a skeptical Congress and public that they can trust any shots the government ultimately approves.

Missouri governor, opponent of mandatory masks, has COVID-19

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear masks, tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Wednesday.

New Year’s Eve in Times Square incorporates virtual elements

Organizers say New Year’s Eve in Times Square will incorporate virtual elements and be scaled down and socially distant on site in response to the coronavirus.

  Ga. DPH reports 1,500+ new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 1,577 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday, Sep. 23.

  South by Southwest announces online 2021 festival

Officials say they’ve joined forces with the city of Austin to still plan for physical events, in case they can be held amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  Salvation Army gets head start on holiday campaign

The Salvation Army of Savannah is beginning to recruit volunteers for its annual Red Kettle Campaign.

CDC’s Halloween guidance discourages activities like trick-or-treating due to COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging Americans to avoid higher-risk Halloween activities like trick-or-treating in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  House easily passes stopgap funding bill, averting shutdown

Democrats and Republicans in a bitterly divided U.S. House have voted to take a government shutdown off the table this fall, giving a big, bipartisan vote to a temporary government-wide funding bill Tuesday night.

  CDC to delay vote on who will get COVID vaccine

There’s general agreement among the CDC panel that frontline health care workers should be the first to get a vaccine when one is approved, but who gets priority after that?

  SC announces 739 new COVID-19 cases, 30 more deaths Tuesday

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 137,406 and confirmed deaths to 3,067.

  COVID-19 patient discusses road to recovery

While hundreds of thousands have died, many more have recovered from COVID-19. The road to recovery is not always easy.

  Coastal Health District’s response team helping school districts trace COVID-19 cases

Research has proven children can in fact contract COVID-19 and spread the virus. With schools returning to in-person learning, the Coastal Health District is working to protect students, staff and the community.

DHEC reports 622 COVID-19 cases associated with K-12 schools as of Sept. 22

Both public and private schools are included in these numbers.

  Bulloch Co. seeing a decline in COVID-19 cases

One community that’s drawn national attention for its virus count could be seeing good news.

  ‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

The bleak milestone, by far the highest confirmed death toll from the virus in the world, was reported by Johns Hopkins, based on figures supplied by state health authorities.

  NFL fines coaches, teams for not covering faces

The league levied hefty fines of $100,000 per coach and $250,000 per club.

  Steakhouse chain Sizzler files for bankruptcy amid pandemic

Sizzler USA, one of America’s first casual restaurant chains, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it struggles amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  Debunked Nashville COVID story prompts differing responses on Fox News

The story came from a Thursday report by Nashville’s Fox affiliate WZTV on “leaked emails” that the station retracted late Friday upon learning that they didn’t mean what its reporter thought they did.

  Airline denies mom and son, 2, after he refused to wear mask

A New Hampshire woman was not allowed to stay on an American Airlines flight with her 2-year-old son because he would not wear a mask as the airline requires.

  CDC changes, then retracts, web posting on how virus spreads

The top U.S. public health agency stirred confusion by posting — and then taking down — an apparent change in its position on how easily the coronavirus can spread from person to person through the air.

  SC announces 393 new COVID-19 cases, 13 more deaths Monday

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 134,884 and confirmed deaths to 3,040.

  Pine-Sol cleaner approved for killing coronavirus on hard surfaces

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved Pine-Sol’s original cleaner as a product that can kill coronavirus on frequently used surfaces.

  US cruises vow 100% testing in plan for resuming sailing

The plan permits limited shore excursions and requires passengers to wear masks and stay apart from other people during those excursions. Passengers who don’t comply won’t be allowed to reboard.

  Progress being made on COVID-19 vaccine

There’s been a lot of discussion on the future of a COVID-19 vaccine and when it could be ready.

Watchdog: Millions in danger of missing virus relief payouts

The Government Accountability Office, Congress' auditing arm, said in a report Monday that possibly 8.7 million or more individuals who are eligible for the economic impact payments have yet to receive those payments because of inadequate IRS and Treasury Department records.

  US nears 200,000 virus deaths; Europe adopts tougher restrictions as infections surge

Health authorities in the U.S. are deeply worried about the resumption of school and college and the onset of cold weather, which will force more people indoors.

  Ga. DPH reports 1,100+ new cases of COVID-19 on Monday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 1,184 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Monday, Sep. 21.

  Milwaukee family of 4 evicted despite national COVID-19 eviction moratorium

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instituted a national eviction moratorium in early September that lasts through the end of the year.

  Boy, 11, warned after wearing ‘inappropriate’ Hooters face mask to Fla. school

The principal called the Hooters mask "offensive to women and inappropriate," and the school district says it violates student dress code.

  DHEC: 420 new cases of COVID-19, 13 new deaths announced in SC

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 134,494 and confirmed deaths to 3,028.

  Biden to focus on health care in Supreme Court debate

Joe Biden is using the sudden Supreme Court vacancy to reinforce his argument that the upcoming election should be a referendum on President Donald Trump’s handling of health care and the coronavirus.

  Ga. DPH reports 1,100+ new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 1,134 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Sunday, Sep. 20.

Tadej Pogacar wins COVID-defying Tour de France

In a stunning performance for the ages, Tour de France rookie Tadej Pogacar won cycling’s showpiece race Sunday on the eve of his 22nd birthday.

  DHEC: 706 new cases of COVID-19, 9 new deaths announced in SC

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 134,052 and confirmed deaths to 3,017.