Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

As the Alliance is working to ensure the health and well-being of ALL South Carolinian, members and partners have been working very diligently to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. We are providing information and resources to help organizations and individuals cope with the impact of this pandemic.

Access to Care and Testing

COVID-19 Testing
For general questions about COVID-19 and to find a testing site, visit www.scdhec.gov/covid19 or call  the DHEC Care Line at 1-855-472-3432. Staff are answering calls 8 a.m.-6 p.m. every day

SC COVID-19 Test Results Information Exchange 
www.SCCovidResults.org.

SC Department of Mental Health: : IMPORTANT CHANGES, 3/20/2020 https://scdmh.net/

Food Access
Food Insecurity Resources: http://eatsmartmovemoresc.org/covid-19-resources/
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program: https://www.scdhec.gov/health/wic-nutrition-program
Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) – (Food Stamps) https://dss.sc.gov/assistance-programs/snap/
Apply for Benefits Over the Phone: If you are practicing social distancing or can’t get to a location to apply for SNAP or Medicaid, you can call the SC Thrive Contact Center to apply for benefits over the phone. The SC Thrive Contact Center can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM at 800.726.8774.
Broadband and Wi Fi Acces
Student Internet Access: Students (K-12 and/or college students) who are currently without internet access are being offered free internet access for 60 days through Spectrum. To enroll call 1.844.488.8395 or learn more HERE.
Socioeconomic (Employment, Housing, Utilities, etc)
SC Department of Employment and Workforce: Have employment questions regarding Coronavirus? SC DEW has information about their SC Works Centers and Unemployment Benefits HERE. You can call SC DEW and apply for unemployment benefits over the phone at 866.831.1724 Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS
If you became unemployed because of COVID-19, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.
Answers to common questions.
Does your situation entitle you to unemployment benefits?
Instructions that walk you through the application process.

Dominion Energy: Will not shut off power for nonpayment and is reconnecting residential customers whose services were shut off.
https://www.dominionenergy.com/company/coronavirus
Duke Energy: Temporarily suspending disconnections for nonpayment and waiving late payment fees effective March 21.

SOUTH CAROLINA – UTILITIES, ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES, POWER COMPANIES
For all other companies CLICK HERE. https://www.sciway.net/bus/power.html

211: Visit 211.org to find local services and get help today

United Way COVID-19 Response Fund was created to help Midlands residents meet basic needs including food, shelter, and rent/utility assistance due to lost wages related to COVID-19.
o Trident United Way: https://www.tuw.org/covid19response
o United Way of the Midlands: https://www.uway.org/covid19
o United Way of Greenville County: https://www.unitedwaygc.org/response
Not listed? Check with your local office https://www.unitedway.org/local/united-states/south-carolina

Organizations' Resources
AARP SC
Covid-19 Resource page

Eat Smart Move More SC
Food Insecurity Resources

SC Community Health Workers Association
Resources to help community health workers 

SC Department of Health and Environmental Control:
Covid-19 Updates and Testing Information

SC Hospital Association
SCHA Coronavirus page

SC Office of Rural Health
Resources or Rural Providers

SC Thrive
Covid-19 Resources

United Way
Trident United Way:
United Way of the Midlands:
United Way of Greenville County:

COVID-19 Infographics

5 Ways to Protect Yourself and Other (English PDF) (Spanish PDF)

Community Testing (PDF)

Happy Father’s Day – Risk Factors (PDF)

Happy Father’s Day  – Ways to Protect Yourself (PDF

Know the Risks (PDF)

Knowing the Symptoms (PDF)

Protect Yourself (PDF)

This Is Not Over (PDF)