For up-to-date information in SC:
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Latest case count world:
If you need financial assistance:
For the latest news about COVID-19
Information for people struggling to pay their bills
Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741
National Suicide Prevention: 1-800-273-8255
The US has 8,038,391* cases, 220,021 deaths, and 5,185,991 recovered as of 8:00 am on October 13, 2020.
South Carolina has 152,242* confirmed cases state wide. We have had 3,355 deaths.
Methods to stay safe: Practice social distancing and wash your hands often. Pump gas using gloves or a paper towel. Avoid large crowds, and stay home if possible.
Get plenty of exercise and fresh air, but still practice social distancing.
If you can't pay your bills, call your bill collectors. Call your mortgage company and ask for a forbearance. Call your car loan company and ask for a forbearance as well. Most utilities are not disconnecting services because of this pandemic.
There is currently no moratorium on evictions in SC yet. Many other states have issued these moratoriums, but SC has not. If you are having trouble, let your landlord know ASAP.
Stimulus Package- Here are the big points:
1. No payments on federal student loans until September 30, 2020. Call your federal student loan provider. Private student loans are not covered in this bill.
2. $1200 stimulus checks per adult and $500 per child as long as the adjusted gross income is less than $75,000 for single filers, $112,500 for head of household single filers, and $150,000 for joint filers
3. Low interest loans for small businesses that may be forgiven. You must go to your bank to apply.
4. Unemployment benefits; you must file through your state. File as soon as possible, and do your weekly verifications. https://dew.sc.gov/