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Health

Apr 8, 2020

Greenville lab processes Prisma COVID-19 tests in 24 hours

Greenville-based lab Precision Genetics has begun to process Prisma Health’s COVID-19 tests within an approximate 24-hour internal turnaround time with plans to escalate the lab's capacity.

Apr 8, 2020

COPING WITH COVID: ReAcoustic

Almost all of ReAcoustic’s speaker sales have screeched to a halt, and artist Ryan Boase fears he won’t be able to access funding streams for small businesses.

Apr 6, 2020

Governor issues ‘stay home or work’ order

Gov. Henry McMaster on Monday issued a mandatory stay home or work order and laid out stricter social distancing requirements for businesses, measures he said are necessary because of mounting COVID-19 cases and continued noncompliance.

Apr 6, 2020

BMW extends shutdown, considers new avenues to help during crisis

As BMW Manufacturing halts its production for another three weeks, the global auto manufacturer considers new routes for meeting COVID-19 shortages around the world.

Apr 6, 2020

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary to make Prisma ventilator splitter

Prisma Health will team up with a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary to produce and distribute the VESper Ventilator Expansion Splitter given emergency approval in late March.

Apr 6, 2020

Greenwood Mills switches from denim to masks

Greenwood Mills switched from making denim to nonmedical-grade masks just as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made a recommendation that the public should wear masks in certain situations.

Apr 3, 2020

Governor closes more businesses but declines to order stay-at-home mandate

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster announced two executive orders today that added more categories to the list of nonessential businesses and closed short-term rentals to visitors from CDC-identified “hot spots.â€_x009d_

Apr 3, 2020

Milliken pivots to produce more PPE

Milliken & Co. is pivoting some of its production capacity to manufacture personal protective equipment for the health care industry amid the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Apr 3, 2020

Greenville urges statewide stay-at-home order

The Greenville City Council passed an ordinance Friday morning urging Gov. Henry McMaster to issue a statewide stay-at-home order and enforcing businesses citywide to enact specific social distancing measures.

Apr 3, 2020

COPING WITH COVID: CommunityWorks and Facez by Cynthia

SC Biz News is speaking with small businesses and community leaders about the impact of the new coronavirus on business and industry, and how this is changing how they operate.

Apr 2, 2020

Greenville calls meeting to discuss stay-at-home order after Spartanburg vote

Hours after the city of Spartanburg passed a stay-at-home ordinance, the city of Greenville scheduled an emergency meeting to urge the governor to issue a statewide order.

Apr 1, 2020

Attorneys counsel businesses grappling with paid leave act

As the Families First Coronavirus Response Act goes into effect today, small-business owners scramble to clarify the implications, legal and otherwise, it has for their companies.