Timeline of Events
SCDHEC reports cases have spread to all 46 counties.
Governor Henry McMaster issues Executive Order 2020-17, which orders the closure of non-essential businesses.
Governor McMaster issues an executive order closing all public access points to beaches, boat ramps, landings and other public access points to lakes, rivers and other waterways.
South Carolina receives a federal disaster declaration for COVID-19.
President Trump signs the CARES Act into law.
SBA assistance becomes available for South Carolina.
Governor McMaster directs all restaurants, bars and cafeterias statwide to stop all dine-in activity.
The South Carolina National Guard distributed supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile to all 46 counties.
The State Emergency Opeations Center increased its readiness level to OPCON 2.
SCDHEC investigates the first two possible cases in South Carolina.
At Governor Henry McMaster’s direction, the Public Health Emergency Plan Committee held a meeting in preparation of any potential impact that the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) may have on South Carolina’s population.
DHEC begins closely monitoring developments concerning cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus.
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