SC demographic data, and COVID-19’s Association with Chronic Health Conditions reports are now all available with the county-level data dashboard.
DHEC prioritizes the identification of COVID-19 infections in nursing homes and assisted living facilities because the spread of respiratory illnesses like COVID-19 is common in these types of facilities, and the residents who live there are at high risk for developing complications or death from COVID-19 infection.
To better inform the public about the scope of COVID-19 within these types of facilities, DHEC is providing a twice weekly update on the facilities in the state that have a confirmed case or death from COVID-19. The dashboard below includes two lists: a cumulative list and a last 30 days list which is a more accurate reflection of the current COVID-19 burden in these types of facilities.
DHEC is continuing its partnership with nursing home facilities across the state to help them implement infection control practices that protect their residents and those who care for them during this pandemic.
Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Visitation
On September 1, DHEC provided new guidelines for limited outdoor visitation at nursing homes and community residential care facilities, commonly referred to as assisted living facilities. These facilities are required to submit a plan to DHEC for how they will meet the criteria listed in the guidelines. DHEC reviews those plans within a few days of receiving them. Click here to view the facilities that have been determined to meet the minimum requirements for limited outdoor visitation. Please reach out to an individual facility for the details of its visitation plan and to find out if the facility is allowing visitation. This list is updated twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Fridays.