The Covid pandemic is hitting everyone hard. Even if you are healthy as the proverbial horse, you still have to take steps to minimize your risk of getting the virus, and spreading it to others. Get the official scoop by clicking on the logos below.
to see Mr. Pasley's January 2021 statement about protocols and vaccines.
The August 2020 message from Mr. Pasley about the COVID-19 Coronavirus.  
for a Precautionary Statement from Waccamaw EOC to staff about the COVID-19 virus.
The April 2020 message from Mr. Pasley concerning COVID-19, how it affects this agency and our mission.  
Leave time has been expanded in accordance with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.   
the WCM LIVE Talk Radio interview with Mr. Pasley on COVID-19.
Are you getting sick?   for the CDC Definition of Symptoms.
Slow The Spread!

to learn more.

If you are 65 or older, you can now make an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

to see the locations accepting appointments for COVID-19 vaccine. Pick a location and contact the provider to make an appointment.

Or call DHEC’s COVID-19 Vaccine Info Line at 866-365-8110 to find contact information to make an appointment.
A personal anectdote from Tom Grazioli, the IT Manager.

I needed to get a Covid test because I went somewhere that experienced an outbreak. I tried calling the hospital and was not successful in speaking to anyone about what was necessary, or how to do it. A coworker said she was told by someone in the know that it was better to just show up, and how that worked well for her. OK, down to the Emergency Room I went.

I was met at the ER by a courteous and knowledgeable security guard. He gave me a form to fill out. It was short and only took a few moments. Then I was directed to sit in a heated tent to wait. There were 3 or 4 people inside another tent that I believe were just waiting on their results, and one woman in the waiting area with me. It was about 15 minutes before I was called in. Some basic questions were asked and my blood pressure was taken. Then the nurse did a nasal swab. It wasn't as bad as I imagined. She swabbed the back of the front chamber of both nostrils. She did not jam the stick all the way back to my brain like I've heard others say. It was fast and painless. Then I waited. About 45 minutes later I received my results. The nurse gave me a certificate so I could have proof that I was tested, and negative for the virus. I gave a copy of that form to HR to have on file. My coworkers were all relieved. Important! Before you get your test, make sure it's covered by your health insurance plan. Ask the people where you get the test before they take the first step. I wasn't asked anything about insurance, and simply thought it was covered by some government grant, or they pulled my insurance information from my SS# or a information they had on file from a previous visit. I was wrong and received a really, really large bill in the mail.

Update: I called the hospital billing office. They said they submitted the bill to PEBA and it was denied. I called PEBA and they said they had just received the claim and paid it in full. I got all the info from PEBA and now have to call the billing department at the hospital again.
   for a PEBA Health Insurance Benefits for COVID-19 coverage and Weoc employees!
This includes information about free tests and vaccines.
Are you feeling distressed about the COVID virus situation? Do you have anxiety? Are you laying awake at night fretting about what the future holds for us?

These feelings are not unnatural. If it's too much for you to handle, don't go it alone. The Dept. of Health & Human Services has information that can help. There are several free & confidential resources available. Click the HHS logo on the right to see if something is right for you.