COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster will lead a meeting of the S.C. Public Health Emergency Plan Committee to discuss the state’s preparedness for the potential impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019) to South Carolinians.
Governor McMaster previously called a meeting of the Committee on January 31st. (Details can be read on the DEHEC website.)
The Committee consists of “representatives of all state agencies relevant to public health emergency preparedness, and, in addition, a licensed physician from the private sector specializing in infectious diseases, a hospital infection control practitioner, a medical examiner, a coroner from an urban county or the coroner's designee, a member of the judiciary, and other members as may be considered appropriate.”
While no cases of the COVID-2019 have been identified at this time, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has taken the following proactive steps to protect the health of the public:
WHO: Gov. Henry McMaster, S.C. Public Health Emergency Plan Committee
WHAT: Meeting of the Committee to discuss the state’s preparedness for the potential impact of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus to South Carolinians
WHEN: Monday, March 2, at 10:00 AM
WHERE: South Carolina Emergency Operations Center, 2779 Fish Hatchery Road, West Columbia, S.C.