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City Council Passes Additional COVID-19 Protective Measures

At their meeting July 14, Charleston City Council passed a set of additional emergency measures [attached] to protect the community against the spread of COVID-19, which went into effect citywide on July 15, 2020.  These include: ·       Amended mask requirement clarifying that it applies to all areas of the city ·       Increased penalties for noncompliance ·       50% capacity in…

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Sherry Coutain of Horry County Receives the Murray L. Vincent Outstanding Prevention Professional Award

Sherry Coutain was awarded the 2020 Murray L. Vincent Outstanding Prevention Professional award. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the award was presented at a small gathering at Riverfront Park in Conway, South Carolina. Coutain will be recognized alongside the 2021 recipient at Fact Forward’s Annual Conference, Summer Institute 2021. Coutain is the Family Life Educator at Family…

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Fetter Announces New COVID-19 Testing Schedule in Charleston County

Fetter Health Care Network (Fetter) shared its upcoming Free COVID-19 testing schedule in Charleston County for the week of July 20, 2020 along with updates to its testing procedures. All registration is now completed on-site; however, individuals may visit to print the registration form prior to arrival. Patients are simply asked to arrive at their preferred testing…

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Local Hospitality Group to Sponsor Scholarships to YWCA Greater Charleston’s Racial Equity Institute

Glowfisch Hospitality, acclaimed for its health-conscious menus made from local farm food at restaurants across the Charleston area, is concerned about local health in another sphere: Charleston’s racial atmosphere.  To encourage the growth of racial equity in the Charleston region, the hospitality company has committed $10,000 to sponsor scholarships for executives and staff in the…

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Charleston International Airport to Require Face Coverings

The Charleston International Airport is now requiring anyone entering the facility to wear a mask. Guests should bring a face covering with them so they can be worn throughout their time in the airport. Acceptable face coverings include bandanas, scarves, t-shirts and other fabric that’s held in place over a person’s nose and mouth. Guests…

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City of Charleston Launches Citibot, Text Message Communication Tool for Residents and Government

The city of Charleston has launched Citibot, an interactive text messaging and customer service tool for civic engagement with government. With Citibot, residents and visitors of Charleston will be able to use text message-based technology to easily access city information regarding business licenses, garbage and trash collection, permits, public meetings and more. Citizens can also…

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