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COVID-19 CASES: 3-30-20 at 1:00PM

  • 16 New Cases
  • 99 Total Cases

As the coronavirus cases continue to rise in the U.S., it is important that Kershaw County take necessary and logical precautions to reduce the risk of exposure. 

Kershaw County Government is taking extreme precaution by encouraging employees who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness to stay home, provide respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene products to government departments, and perform routine environmental cleaning. 

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH INFORMATION:

HOW THE CORONAVIRUS IS SPREAD

  • Person-to-Person Spread
    • The virus is thought to spread mainly between person-to-person who are in close contact with another person (about six feet). Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person sneezes or coughs, these droplets can land in the mouth or noses of people who are nearby or possibly inhaled into the lungs.
  • Once the virus droplet dries, the virus can live up to 4 hours. 

SYMPTOMS

  • The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of Breath

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19?

  1. If you are showing signs of the coronavirus including coughing, fever over 100 degrees, and sore throat, please call your healthcare provider or local urgent care facility. Your doctor's office or urgent care will assess your symptoms over the phone and inform you of how to arrive at their facility.
  2. If at any time you have severe symptoms including shortness of breath, please go the emergency room or call 911.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE SICK?

  • Stay Home Except to get Medical Care
  • Separate Yourself from Other People and Animals in your Home
  • Call Ahead Before Visiting the Doctor
  • Cover Your Coughs and Sneezes
  • Clean Your Hands Often
  • Clean High Touch Surfaces
  • Monitor Your Symptoms

COVID-19 TESTING LOCATIONS IN KERSHAW COUNTY:

  • Camden Family Care
  • Elgin Urgent Care
  • KershawHealth Primary Care Camden
  • Sandhills Medical Foundation (Drive Thru Testing at Department of Mental Health in Camden)
  • Sentinel - Camden
  • Sentinel - Elgin (Sentinel Elgin patients are evaluated in Elgin and sent to Sentinel Lugoff for testing)
  • Sentinel - Lugoff
  • Sentinel - Kershaw 
  • KershawHealth Primary Care Camden

FREE VIRTUAL DOCTOR'S VISIT:

  • If you experience symptoms of the Coronavirus, MUSC Health encourages you to do a FREE virtual visit. Just enter the promo code COVID19. Click FREE VIRTUAL VISIT to begin.

DAILY PREVENTIVE BEHAVIORS:
  • Stay Home When You're Sick
  • Cover Coughs and Sneezes
  • Frequently Wash Hands with Soap and Water
  • Frequently Clean Touched Surfaces

HOW TO PREVENT THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

CLEANING PRODUCTS USED TO FIGHT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

KERSHAW COUNTY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:

GOVERNMENT OFFICES & DEPARTMENTS

  • Effective March 24th, Kershaw County Government Offices will not be open to public access. Citizens and businesses can still handle government matters by phone, email, and through our county's online services. 

LANDFILL & CONVENIENCE CENTERS

  • Landfill
    • Monday 7AM - 4:45PM
    • Tuesday 7AM - 4:45PM
    • Wednesday 7AM - 4:45PM
    • Thursday 7AM - 4:45PM
    • Friday 7AM - 4:45PM
    • Saturday 7AM - 1:45PM
    • Sunday CLOSED
  • Convenience Centers
    • Monday 8AM - 5PM
    • Tuesday 8AM - 5PM
    • Wednesday CLOSED
    • Thursday 8AM - 5PM
    • Friday 8AM - 5PM

CORPORATE WORSHIP

  • Upon the advice of Dr. Akin Olatosi, Kershaw County infectious disease specialist, Kershaw County joins with the City of Camden in urging an abundance of caution in the coming weeks in avoiding public gatherings, or at least minimizing exposure.  The aim is to contain the spread of the Covid19 virus, awaiting further resources, and to restore our County safely to normalcy at the earliest point. 
  • Please check with your places of worship on cancellation of services and programs.

COUNTY ONLINE RESOURCES:

  • Click on the list above. The list is created and updated by WPUB. 

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