As our nation works to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please remember that news and analysis can often be sensationalized. It’s important to rely on facts from trustworthy sources for your information. This page contains a list of resources and other important information to help keep you and your family safe. As always, please stay informed and follow guidance from your local, state, and federal officials.
A Conversation with SC Lt. Governor Pamela Evette
Lt. Governor Pamela Evette is such an incredible asset for South Carolina. It was a pleasure to speak with her by video conference on May 12th. She had excellent insight into topics like:
South Carolina’s plan for a safe, reasonable, phased re-opening
Our state’s resources and PPE supplies
Coordination with North Carolina (since several counties in the 5th district border NC)
The state of South Carolina has recently launched "one-stop-shop" website to help citizens connect to important resources, from the Governor's recent orders and SC DHEC information to business and employment information.
County-Specific Resources for the 5th District:
South Carolina's 5th Congressional District includes Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Union and York counties and parts of Newberry, Spartanburg and Sumter counties. Those counties which have specific information for their residents pertaining to the Coronavirus are listed here:
Funding to increase testing, support treatments, and invest in vaccine development
Resources to purchase essential medical equipment/supplies, and for the CDC, NIH, and state and local response efforts
PHASE TWO: Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Free testing for Americans that need to be tested
Paid sick and medical leave for workers
Emergency nutritional assistance
Protections and relief for small businesses
Increased access to tele-health services
PHASE THREE: CARES Act
Direct financial assistance to middle-class Americans providing key immediate relief
Emergency loans and resources available for small business so they can keep doors open & pay employees
Stabilizes key national industries that will protect jobs and functions important to America’s economy
Historic support for health care workers and hospitals who are fighting this virus
Expanded unemployment insurance to 4 months & made it available for self-employed & independent contractors
Keeps families in their homes
Directs funding to state and local governments so they can continue to combat this crisis
What if I have critical need items?
The South Carolina Hospital Association in coordination with the SC Dept. of Commerce has established a website for those who have critical needs items that can be used during this pandemic. For additional information, please click the button below.
Visit SC Emergency Supply Collaborative
What if I need additional assistance?
Please see the links below for additional resources on my website concerning COVID-19. If you've been affected by this pandemic and are having trouble finding help that you need, please contact my office by phone at 803-327-1114 or online through the form here. The most important job I have in Congress is to help people back home in South Carolina, so don't hesitate to reach out if you need assistance.