Bamberg County urges citizens to keep updated on the COVID-19 outbreak by following reliable sources of information. The following organizations will provide accurate and timely information for the public to make informed decisions. Each bolded title is a link to the appropriate website.
The Medical University of SC, Telehealth Screening MUSC is offering free telehealth consultations for individuals who suspect they may have COVID-19. Anyone in South Carolina who has COVID-19-like symptoms can use the online system for free by using the promo code COVID19.
SC DHEC is offering a Care Line for individuals to call with questions or concerns about the coronavirus. The number is 1-855-472-3432. DHEC Staff are answering calls from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.
Price Gouging can be reported online at http://www.scag.gov/archives/33193 or via phone call to 803-7373953.
Governor McMaster's Executive Orders
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC)
South Carolina Emergency Management Department (SC EMD)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Johns Hopkins University - Coronavirus Resource Center
FEMA - COVID-19 Rumor Control Page
Small Business Administration Offers Disaster Assistance to SC Residents (Spanish Version). Spanish version of SBA press release is attached here for information to apply for disaster assistance from the SBA.
South Carolina Department of Revenue: Tax Relief During Emergencies
SC DOR is offering additional time to file and pay to assist taxpayers during the COVID-19 outbreak, as announced on March 17. Tax returns and payments due April 1 – June 1 will now be due June 1, 2020.
SC EMD Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center: A large-scale disaster anywhere in the state could disrupt normal operations and affect employees of any business. Every business in South Carolina should have continuity and safety plans in place prior to a major incident.
Internal Revenue Service - Coronavirus Tax Relief: The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.
Small Business Administration - Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus (document)
2020 Census is underway and it’s vital that all Bamberg County residents be counted even during this time that COVID-19 pandemic is keeping people at home. Click this link to see the various ways to encourage the public to be counted: https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond.html
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Treasury Department have extended the federal income tax filing and payments deadline to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers do not need to complete any additional forms or contact the IRS for the automatic extension. If you need additional time to file beyond the July 15 deadline, you can request an extension by completing Form 4868 through your tax professional, software, or the free filing link at IRS.gov. https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus
SC Department of Employment and Workforce - COVID-19 Resource Hub