COVID-19

A CORONAVIRUS SNAPSHOT - 599 cases in Clinton, 1 active case among students at Presbyterian College, 21 cumulative cases - 2 ADDITIONAL Laurens County deaths today.   There are 599 infections in the Clinton zip code (Sept. 21), and an additional 522 infections in the Laurens zip code - total...
You won’t be forced to wear a mask in Clinton, just asked. The City of Clinton took up the issue of mask ordinance or mask resolution again on Tuesday, but held to its previous decision to ask, not tell people to wear them. The vote was 4-3 for the ordinance, but an emergency ordinance requires a 2...
COVID: Cases are down, virus “still out there” - since 3/4/20, there have been 1,065 infections in Laurens and Clinton zip codes; 30 deaths at Whitten Center, per SC DHEC (10 deaths at NHC Clinton, but it is no longer listed on revised dashboard).     SC DHEC is reporting new coronavirus infections...
  District 56 COVID-19 fund being spent down, other money pays for major technology change.     District 56 has about $72,000 left in a quarter-million-dollar local fund designed to help the schools adjust to the new normal of the Coronavirus-COVID-19 Crisis. “Will it be enough? I don’t think so,...
  Meals will be an important part of starting back to school.     When District 56 classes start back on Sept. 8, it will be very important that students eat their free breakfasts and lunches. Also, families who’ve signed up for virtual education need to take the time to pick up from schools the...
“We need to be in school” -- District 56 will follow Flu Guidelines in deciding if schools are shut down.       District 56 plans to follow the state’s Flu Guidelines when determining if a school, class, group, or team needs to be shut down because of COVID-19. There will be no school specific...
COVID-19 -- 54 deaths in Laurens County as of Aug 25 --- also, 24 new cases in the county today (Aug. 25).   17.4% tests-positive rate for Aug. 24 testing.   11 deaths at Whitten Center (per SC DHEC). NHC Clinton - 15 resident cases, 6 staff cases, 10 resident deaths (per SC DHEC).   Whitten Center...
  This is a national survey of assisted living providers from the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) on their financial situation as a follow up to the survey on nursing homes.  Unlike nursing homes, assisted living providers have not received any direct federal funding while incurring...
  Animal Research Is Fast-Tracking a COVID-19 Vaccine     The speed with which coronavirus research has progressed is a tribute to the ingenuity of scientists, the potential of public-private partnerships and some unsung heroes: lab animals. More than 125 potential vaccines are in development seven...
School Board questions, is urged to deal with the “mental health” of return to class.       District 56 Trustees have expressed concern about, and been advised to be more interested in the mental health of students and teachers for the Dept. 8 return to classrooms. Even students who are learning...

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