SC DHEC

City of West Columbia addresses Riverside Water Treatment Facility taste and odor concerns

The City of West Columbia Riverside Water Treatment Facility is aware of concerns about a taste and odor in the drinking water. The water supply has been thoroughly tested and meets all SCDHEC standards. The water distributed by the Riverside Water Treatment Facility is safe to drink. The issue is aesthetic and not a water […]

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It’s Emergency Preparedness Month and West Columbia’s first responders are ready

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. With the possibility of a natural or manmade disaster,  the West Columbia Police and Fire departments are always ready to respond. All city personnel are prepared. “The City of West Columbia staff works throughout the year to plan and train in order to address every type of situation that […]

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Lexington 2 students, employees not required to wear masks

Early Thursday, SC Education Superintendent Molly Spearman rescinded the state face covering policy for public schools. Due to the Department of Education rescinding its policy, and an order that drops mask mandates from Gov. Henry McMaster, Lexington Two is changing its mask policy. Lexington Two Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade announced the mask policy change in […]

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No COVID deaths in South Carolina Monday, 3.1 million vaccinated

The COVID data for Monday, reported Tuesday by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Health, shows no COVID deaths, DHEC reported that in total 3.1 million had been vaccinated. Anyone over the age of 16 is eligible for the vaccine. Based on the state’s population of 5 million, more than 60 percent of the […]

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Gov. Henry McMaster says parents will decide if students wear masks at school

SC Gov. Henry McMaster, on Tuesday, issued an Executive Order that lets South Carolina parents to decide whether their children should wear masks in public schools throughout the state. The governor’s order also prohibits any county or local governments in the state from relying on prior orders or using a state of emergency as the […]

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West Columbia Walgreens giving COVID vaccinations to eligible recipients

There are two West Columbia locations to get COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible applicants. Phase 1A of DHEC’S Covid-19 Vaccine Plan allows seniors age 65+ with or without underlying health conditions to receive a vaccination. The nearest vaccination sites are Walgreens at 2224 Augusta Rd. and Lexington Medical Center at 2720 Sunset Blvd. For more information […]

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