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Health & Safety

Leaving the pandemic behind and avoiding the spread of COVID-19 is on each of us. Use these health and safety guidelines to protect yourself and those around you.

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Follow DHEC's Health & Safety Guidelines to Stop the Spread.

Protect yourself, your family, your friends, and your neighbors by taking these simple steps:

  • Get vaccinated and boosted
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Wear a face mask in public settings, when needed
  • Get tested if you have symptoms

View Full Health & Safety Guidelines

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Promote Vaccination

Tell your personal story of why you chose to be vaccinated. You are a trusted member of the community and your voice matters. Share this resource with people who would like to get vaccinated.

Find Vaccine Locations

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Testing Means Helping

If you feel sick or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, isolate and get tested. You can order free at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests from most DHEC public health departments. DHEC's testing locator below is updated in real time to reflect which locations have them in stock.

Also, every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 2 sets of 4 free at—home tests. If you already ordered your first set, order a second today at

Find a Testing Location

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Look out for your neighbor.

Masks can protect people from the virus by preventing infected individuals who may not yet be showing symptoms from passing the virus to others.

Look out for your neighbor. Wear a mask when necessary so we can all work to Stay South Carolina Strong.

Learn About Wearing a Mask

Coping During Stressful Events.

Protecting your mental health is as important as staying physically healthy. COVID-19 has challenged many of us and coping with outbreaks of emotions has become essential. Here are some tips to stay well:

  • Take time to relax
  • Have regular conversations with friends and family
  • Stay connected at a safe distance
  • Take breaks from news and social media
  • Exercise regularly and participate in activities you enjoy

Mental & Emotional Health Resources


Impacted by COVID-19 or other Associated Stressors?

Anyone can call this line to be linked to resources for mental health and substance use treatment or other needs.
SC-HOPES is available 24/7, call: 1(844) SC-HOPES (724-6737)