On this page:
- Important Phone Numbers
- Basic Precautions
- Additional Health Resources
- Ways to Give/Get Help
Important Phone Numbers
- Horry County – Questions about COVID-19 impacts in Horry County? Call the Horry County Emergency Management phone bank at 843-915-5000 (8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F.)
- DHEC Care Line – If you have general questions about COVID-19, call 1-855-472-3432. (8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily)
- In the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
- 211 one-stop resource for finding assistance. This resource run by United Way is available 24/7 by calling 211 or by visiting them online at sc211.org. Nonprofits – if you are open and giving assistance, please let 211 know or if you are no longer operating or providing specific assistance, please let 211 know.
- Center for Disease Control – 1-800-232-4636
- McLeod Seacoast 843-390-8100 | TeleHealth Screenings (Use Code COVID19)
- Tidelands Health 1-866-249-958-691 (1-866-TIDELANDS) | MUSC Telehealth
- Wash your hands often with soap or water, or use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home if you are ill.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Practice social distancing
- Reduce time in public & stay home as much as possible.
- Wear a facemask IF you have flu like symptoms (or a doctor tells you to).
- Clean & sanitize frequently touched surfaces.
- You and your entire household should stay home if anyone in your home has tested positive for the Coronavirus.
- The elderly are more susceptible to contracting the Coronavirus. If you are an older person, stay home and away from other people.
- You should avoid travel, shopping, and social visits as much as possible.
- Those at nursing homes, retirement homes, or long-term care facilities are especially susceptible to the Coronavirus. Please do not visit these locations unless absolutely necessary to provide care.
- People with underlying health conditions are at increased risk for Coronavirus and should stay home and away from other people.
- Although young people and those in good health are at less risk of contracting Coronavirus, you are still at risk. You could also carry the virus without symptoms and infect others. Please practice social distancing and stay home as much as possible during this time.
- You should avoid all social gatherings of groups of more than 3 people.
- Self-quarantine for 14 days if you have traveled internationally.
- You should avoid bars, restaurants, and food courts – use only drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options (at these places).
Additional Health Resources
- McLeod Telehealth Now Offering Free Screening Test for Coronavirus
- COVID-19 Information and 14-Day Monitoring Worksheet
- CDC Frequently Asked Questions
- DHEC Frequently Asked Questions
- Resources & Guidance
- Testing & SC Data
- CDC – COVID-19 and Children
- CDC Situation Summary
- What older adults need to know about COVID-19
- The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires, among other things, for health insurance issuers to provide coverage (at no cost sharing or pre-authorization/ medical management requirements) for the testing and administration of FDA-approved COVID-19 tests. More info
- Unemployment due to Coronavirus Resource Hub
- If your work is affected by COVID-19, you can apply for Unemployment Insurance. This process and these benefits are the same as applying for benefits if you lose your job through no fault of your own. Click here for registration and information.
- Join our Facebook Group: Little River SC Job Board
Ways to Help
- American Red Cross: The American Red Cross faces an extraordinary situation and patients need your help immediately. The American Red Cross must address a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during the coronavirus outbreak.
- Waccamaw Community Foundation – Accepting donations, grant applications for COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund
- Click here to donate & specify “Horry County in the Comment box
- Eastern Carolina Housing Organization – helps create opportunities for people in our community experiencing a housing crisis to find a place they can call home. Donate here
- Sea Haven for Youth – provides emergency services for youth at risk to continue providing resources and opportunities for youth to feel safe and transition to independent living. Donate Here
- SC Hospitality Employee Relief COVID-19 – Donate online
- Food donations – North Strand Helping hand is accepting rice & dry pasta. Additional donation opportunities listed here.
- SC Thrive offers immediate relief for South Carolina residents still struggling to pay rent during the Coronavirus pandemic. The organization is now accepting Rental Assistance Program applications from households that previously collected Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) – a change that significantly expands participation eligibility.
- Stay home.
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