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These Midlands restaurants had the lowest health inspection ratings in November

Roaches were a common sight for South Carolina health workers as they handed out some of the lowest restaurant health inspection reports across the Midlands in November. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control each month releases grades and inspection reports for food establishments across Lexington and Richland counties.
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Judge blocks Biden COVID vaccine rule for health care workers in suit SC joined

A federal judge has blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that health care workers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 after the new year — a ruling that affects South Carolina after the state’s Republican attorney general joined a lawsuit. Louisiana U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty issued the preliminary...
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Federal judge sides with AG Wilson, blocks vaccine mandate for health workers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTW) — A federal judge sided with South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson and blocked a vaccine mandate for health workers, according to a news release. Judge Terry A. Daughty in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana blocked the mandate. South Carolina is one of 14 states fighting to stop it.
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Prisma Health: Omicron variant ‘likely’ in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – It is highly likely that the new COVID variant is in South Carolina, this is according to an infectious disease physician at Prisma Health. As of now there is no known cases of the new strain in the country. Prisma Health Infectious Disease Physician Helmut Albrecht...
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Judge blocks federal government's vaccine mandate for healthcare workers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV) — A federal judge Tuesday blocked President Joe Biden’s coronavirus vaccination mandate for federal government contractors and subcontractors. "During a pandemic such as this one, it is even more important to safeguard the separation of powers set forth in our Constitution to avoid erosion of our liberties," stated Federal Judge Terry A. Doughty, in the U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana.
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Lawsuit over SRS vaccine mandate brought to federal court

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - On Tuesday, a federal judge in Columbia heard a case against the Savannah River Site and the COVID-19 vaccination mandate it has in place. Nearly 100 employees are suing because they say requiring vaccination is beyond the employer’s legal rights. You may remember under an executive...
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Omicron variant has some Midlands residents rushing to get boosters

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - With concerns over the newly-discovered Omicron variant growing, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control continues to urge vaccinations and booster shots. To aid in this effort, the city of Columbia partnered with DHEC to host a vaccine clinic Tuesday at Woodland Park. Some...
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What we know about the Omicron variant

COLUMBIA, S.C. — B.1.1.529 is the newest COVID-19 mutation. It's known as the Omicron variant. According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), no cases of the Omicron variant have been reported, as of Monday. "It's not detected in the U.S. yet, but will be within...
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COVID-19 hospitalizations up 42.5% over last week

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTW) – COVID-19-related hospital admissions were up 42.2% compared to a week ago, according to new data from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. The data reveals that the number of COVID-19 positive individuals who are hospitalized was also up by 5.8%. However, fewer people...
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SC health department to hold weekly COVID-19 briefing

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control plans to host its final weekly briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic Wednesday afternoon. That briefing is set to take place at 2 p.m. from Columbia. Starting next week, the agency will shift to every two weeks, the...
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