The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control responded to what it called “issues with multiple COVID-19 testing vendors and reporting facilities for failures to process tests and report results and case counts.”
In the early stages of the COVID-19 vaccine being administered, there was little to no research about the effects the vaccine would have on pregnant women, or those who were planning a pregnancy and those who recently had a baby and might be breastfeeding. Now, research shows that getting the vaccine is a safe bet for soon-to-be or new mothers.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control on Sunday said the new guidelines are for teachers and other school staff that have been exposed to COVID-19 but are not showing symptoms during a “crisis staffing condition.”
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, also added to calls this week, saying the current policy is “outdated” and that it “does not reflect the state of the science, and continues to unfairly stigmatize one segment of society.”
Shon Hagwood, senior pastor at First Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, announced Thursday that his congregation would no longer be gathering in-person for worship services during the month of January.