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DHEC Updates Teacher Quarantine Guidance to Align with Healthcare Workers
School teachers and staff who are not up to date on COVID vaccines and who have been exposed to COVID-19 but have no symptoms do not need to quarantine, as long as they have a negative test on day 5 after their exposure and wear a mask for 10 days after exposure.
Information about avian influenza and South Carolina birds
Avian influeanza is a virus that can affect migratory waterfowl, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese and other types of birds. While the health risk posed to the public by avian influenza is generally low, it is possible for human infections with these viruses to occur.
It is Easy to Request a Free Radon Home Test Kit
Any home can have a radon problem. The only way to determine if your home is trapping radon gas is to test. Radon is a cancer causing, radioactive gas that you cannot see, smell, or taste. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and the number one cause among non-smokers.
Recently Published by DHEC
State’s Leading Health Partners Sharing Latest COVID-19 Therapeutics with Medical Providers
January 26, 2022
Rabid Raccoon Confirmed in Pickens County; No Known Exposures
January 25, 2022
El DHEC actualiza la guía para maestros sobre cuarentena, a fin de alinearla con la de los trabajadores de la salud
January 21, 2022
Protect yourself, others and our hospitals this flu season.
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, we need to keep ourselves as healthy as possible, and getting your flu vaccine is one of the key measures we can take. Please, keep yourself healthy and help shield our state’s overburdened hospitals by getting your annual flu shot.
SC Tobacco Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW)
Make 2022 the Year You Quit
The SC Tobacco Quitline offers free support 24 hours a day to help you successfully stop smoking.