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SC Stays COVID-19 Housing Assistance

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The SC Stays housing assistance program will provide low-income residents up to six months (or $7,500) of rent or mortgage payments for eligible applicants. The application period is currently open, and applications can be submitted to SC Stays online at or over the phone at 833-985-2929. Assistance will be provided until program funds ($25 million) are exhausted. Applications will be processed as they are received. To qualify: Applicants must certify that they are eligible;…

South Carolinians Aged 65 and Older Can Schedule COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Beginning Monday, February 8

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COLUMBIA, S.C.—Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced that beginning Monday, February 8, any South Carolina resident aged 65 or older, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions, can begin scheduling their appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine. DHEC’s online tool at shows locations currently accepting appointments for COVID-19 vaccine and provides contact information for scheduling appointments at those locations. With increased vaccine allocations from the…

DHEC Launches New COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line, Increases Call Center Staff to Nearly 300 as Vaccine Demand Increases

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — In response to overwhelming call volume to the Care Line, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has added a new phone information line to answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines and to help support people searching for vaccine provider information. COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line: 1-866-365-8110 The new vaccine information line launches today with 240 phone operators and is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. People…