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Apr 22, 2020

Small-business survey respondents oppose May 1 reopening; schools to remain closed

Over half of the small-business owners surveyed by the Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform — co-chaired by Frank Knapp, CEO of the S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce, are opposed to reopening the economy on May 1.

Apr 21, 2020

Governor names task force members, reopens stores

Gov. Henry McMaster has removed restrictions on some businesses and launched accelerateSC, a statewide economic revitalization task force. He made the announcement during a news conference Monday.

Apr 17, 2020

COPING WITH COVID: The Blood Connection

As Prisma Health and Charleston’s Roper St. Francis wade into a treatment trial using the plasma of recovered COVID-19 patients, Piedmont’s The Blood Connection has received three blood donations for the treatment.

Apr 16, 2020

SCMEP reports ‘incredible response’ to emergency supply portal

In early March, Thornton Kirby, president and CEO of the S.C. Hospital Association, raised an alarm that South Carolina may face a shortage of personal protective equipment.

Apr 16, 2020

AFL prints hundreds of face shields

Fiber optics-manufacturer AFL has added faceshields to its repertoire.

Apr 15, 2020

USDA opens applications for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released a second application window for their Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant.

Apr 14, 2020

SCRA awards first private-school grant to Furman startup

Furman senior Trent Stubbs and chemistry professor Greg Springsteen were awarded the first S.C. Research Authority grant offered to a private school for the start-up of Aconabolics LLC.

Apr 10, 2020

AnMed Health cuts salaries, implements furloughs

AnMed Health today announced furloughs and salary reductions as the Anderson-based health care system deals with additional financial pressure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 10, 2020

Pandemic sparks financial challenge for Spartanburg Regional

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System says the financial toll COVID-19 is having on health care systems everywhere is striking home in Spartanburg.

Apr 10, 2020

Tech schools transport PPE, ventilators to Upstate hospitals

Before Tri-County Technical College's classes were pushed online, Deborah Brock, director of the school's medical laboratory technology program, knew the personal protective equipment in her classroom could meet an emerging need.

Apr 10, 2020

Chamber surveys probe COVID-19 business impact

The Greenville Chamber and Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce have released surveys to keep an ear to the ground for Upstate business concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 9, 2020

Clemson moves summer courses online

The university announced Wednesday the transition of all undergraduate and graduate summer academic courses to online instruction through Aug. 7, the completion of the summer term.