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COVID-19 Testing Operations at 2600 Bull Street Moving to Columbia Place Mall

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Starting Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, the TourHealth COVID-19 testing site currently located at 2600 Bull St. will be moving to Columbia Place Mall, 7201 Two Notch Road. The new location will offer both testing and vaccine services and provides eight lanes of testing capability to easily meet peak demand with maximum speed and efficiency. In addition, at-home saliva test kits will be available for quick pickup, complete with paid shipping to the laboratory. The hours…

DHEC Updates COVID-19 School Guidance, Supports CDC Recommendation for Moderna Boosters After 5 Months

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) on Sunday updated its COVID-19 guidance for K-12 schools booklet to reflect the latest COVID data and trends. This recently updated guidance compliments the DHEC School and Childcare Exclusion List, which outlines the exclusion requirements for schools and child care settings for communicable diseases. The booklet provides information on quarantine and isolation periods for students and teachers and when they can safely…

DHEC Supports CDC Recommendation of Pfizer Booster Shots for Children 12 and Older

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced January 5 that it recommends children as young as 12 receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster at least five months after they finish the primary vaccine series, and the South Carolina Department of Health of Control (DHEC) supports this recommendation for having children “maximally vaccinated” against COVID-19, meaning they have received their initial vaccine series plus a booster. The DHEC term “maximally vaccinated” is equivalent…