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Daily COVID-19 updates and how Charlestonians can be prepared
Daily COVID-19 updates and how Charlestonians can be prepared What you need to know to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus

A collection of guides, informational pages, and other coronavirus-related details to help Charleston prepare in the event of cases starting to pop up a bit closer to home. — City Paper Staff


Charleston and West Ashley farmers markets' April openings postponed amid coronavirus closures
Charleston and West Ashley farmers markets' April openings postponed amid coronavirus closures Off the Market

The Charleston Farmers Market in Marion Square and the West Ashley Farmers Market in Ackerman Park have been suspended. The city announced on April 2 the two popular markets will postpone their 2020 season opening, which was scheduled for this month. — Heath Ellison


Two Workshop chefs are staying busy by feeding those in need while the food hall is closed
Two Workshop chefs are staying busy by feeding those in need while the food hall is closed Meals with all the feels

Workshop stall-mates Nikko Cagalanan and Jacob Schor are taking the coronavirus crisis in stride by using their extra free time to feed the community. — Parker Milner


No one asked Mark Sanford, but he thinks the coronavirus relief bill is a bad idea
No one asked Mark Sanford, but he thinks the coronavirus relief bill is a bad idea The debt is too damn high. And getting higher.

Like a growing contingent in the Lowcountry, Mark Sanford is unemployed. — Lindsay Street


MUSC preparing for late-April "surge" of COVID-19 cases, planning "MASH-style" facility and extra ICU capacity
MUSC preparing for late-April "surge" of COVID-19 cases, planning "MASH-style" facility and extra ICU capacity Timing of coronavirus peak in SC unknown

Officials at the Medical University of South Carolina are taking steps now to accommodate a late-April surge of COVID-19 patients that may require extra capacity. — Sam Spence


For Charleston, outbreaks and epidemics are a key part of history
For Charleston, outbreaks and epidemics are a key part of history Past Panic

Charleston's long history of infectious disease outbreaks and epidemics has given local historians and epidemiologists a point of reference when examining responses to the coronavirus pandemic across the globe and closer to home. — Skyler Baldwin


Our View: Without leaders to prevent a pandemic, government steps in to respond
Our View: Without leaders to prevent a pandemic, government steps in to respond A Coronavirus Test

As a public health crisis threatened to overwhelm our hospitals last month, Americans were just coming to realize it could empty our offices and pocketbooks, too. What was also coming, besides COVID-19, was a financial support framework the likes of which this nation has never seen, to keep our economy from collapsing. — City Paper Editorial Board


McMaster stops short of stay-home order, but nonessential businesses must close to prevent COVID-19 spread
McMaster stops short of stay-home order, but nonessential businesses must close to prevent COVID-19 spread About 80 percent of Americans under instructions to stay home

Gov. Henry McMaster took tentative steps on Tuesday to close some South Carolina businesses to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but stopped short of a formal "stay-at-home" order that other states and even some S.C. cities have enacted. — Sam Spence


One parent's tips for working from home with kids and not going crazy
One parent's tips for working from home with kids and not going crazy Office Space

There is a reason most people don't usually work from home with their children: it's hard. But it is possible and you may even come to enjoy it. I want to share my experience of how to make it happen, as thousands are forced to work from home and their children can't go to school. — Lindsay Street


Before You Go: A new afternoon update; Latest COVID-19 updates; What else we're reading
Before You Go: A new afternoon update; Latest COVID-19 updates; What else we're reading See you here each afternoon

Hey there, City Paper readers. With so much news happening everyday, we're starting a new late-afternoon update with essential info and a few links to things the City Paper team has seen that we think you'll appreciate. — Sam Spence


CofC allowing generous pass/fail options for spring classes upended by pandemic
CofC allowing generous pass/fail options for spring classes upended by pandemic Pass/fail grades will not count toward GPA scores

A new grading policy will give College of Charleston students generous latitude to make sure the impact of a semester wracked by campus closures and COVID-19 precautions is noted on their transcripts. — Heath Ellison


Despite a spike in adoptions for some, animal shelters fear hard times ahead
Despite a spike in adoptions for some, animal shelters fear hard times ahead "April's going to be a very hard month"

According to some area pet shelters, donations have lagged significantly in the last week due to economic uncertainty. — Heath Ellison


Brack: Issue stay-at-home order for South Carolina now, governor
Brack: Issue stay-at-home order for South Carolina now, governor Take Action

Gov. Henry McMaster must issue a tough stay-in-place order now to keep the coronavirus from spreading more in South Carolina. He can't wait any longer. — Andy Brack


SC attorney general's office says local "stay at home" orders likely illegal
SC attorney general's office says local "stay at home" orders likely illegal Tecklenburg says Home Rule powers extend to emergencies

One of South Carolina's top prosecutors says that emergency orders adopted by local governments this week are likely illegal. — Sam Spence


Weekend Roundup: What we'll be streaming and viewing this weekend
Weekend Roundup: What we'll be streaming and viewing this weekend Livin' life online

Welcome to Weekend Roundup: Coronavirus edition. While a stay-at-home ordinance may make the weekend seem like a downer, we're here to tell you that there's plenty to do from the comfort of your own home. Or your backyard. Or your sidewalk. You can still go outside — just remember to keep your distance from others. Here's what we've got on the docket: — Connelly Hardaway


DHEC projections show pace of COVID-19 cases speeding up, with 8,000 possible by May
DHEC projections show pace of COVID-19 cases speeding up, with 8,000 possible by May Cases projected to rise 3.7x in the next 10 days

The number of positive cases of the coronavirus cases could increase 20-fold by early May, according to projections released Wednesday by South Carolina health officials. — Sam Spence


SC businesses can apply for millions in SBA in disaster relief loans due to coronavirus fallout
SC businesses can apply for millions in SBA in disaster relief loans due to coronavirus fallout Loans are offered in response to COVID-19 economic impacts

While an economic stimulus package is still in limbo for the nation, the Small Business Administration (SBA) hopes to ease the pain by providing emergency loans to small businesses across the nation. — Heath Ellison


Charleston City Council passes citywide "stay at home" order Tuesday night
Charleston City Council passes citywide "stay at home" order Tuesday night All city parks and playgrounds will be temporarily closed

Mayor John Tecklenburg announced a citywide stay at home ordinance will be brought in front of city council tonight, March 24, for emergency action. The action will last for 14 days, Tecklenburg said at a livestreamed press conference Tuesday, and begin Wednesday night at midnight if approved. — Heath Ellison


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