The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Public Health area publishes a variety of documents on health regulation, client services, preventive services, and public health preparedness.

Recent Submissions

  • Food safety, onsite wastewater, and rabies prevention 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Bureau of Environmental Health Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-05-05)
    This brochure explains what the Bureau of Environmental Health Services can do in regards to food safety, septic systems and rabies prevention. It also has directory information for offices throughout the state.
  • Interim report of expenditures on COVID‐19 funds summary as of 4/1/2021 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2021-04-01)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Health and Environmental Control during the COVID pandemic.
  • Interim guidance for school buses 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2021-05-03)
    DHEC is providing this guidance for use in school buses to determine the best practices in keeping school buses and children safe during the COVID pandemic.
  • Environmental laboratories 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Bureau of Environmental Health Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-05-07)
    This brochure gives information about the environmental laboratories under the Bureau of Environmental Health Services including the services they provide and a directory.
  • COVID-19 interim guidance for school operations 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2021-04-29)
    This guidance is intended for schools to plan their response to safe delivery of in-person instruction and help to prevent COVID-19 transmission in schools.
  • Camp Burnt Gin : CBG 'n me journal 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2021-05-26)
    I addition to the activities on the website, Camp Burnt Gin created this CBG 'n Me journal. In this journal you will find the weekly CBG 'n Me schedule and fun activities to do on your own or with your family.
  • Act 116 COVID-19 response account SCDHEC expenditures as of 3/31/21 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-31)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Health and Environmental Control’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • Time/temperature control for safety (TCS) food 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-23)
    Five key risk factors are repeatedly identified in foodborne illness outbreaks: 1. Improper Holding Temps 2. Inadequate Cooking 3. Contaminated Equipment 4. Food from Unsafe Sources 5. Poor Personal Hygiene. 1 and 2 are ...
  • Proper cooling temperatures will prevent microbial growth by helping limit the time that food is exposed to the temperature danger zone 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-31)
    Proper cooling temperatures will prevent microbial growth by helping limit the time that food is exposed to the temperature danger zone. After cooking or heating, Time/Temperature for Safety (TCS) foods must be cooled ...
  • Hospital Infections Disclosure Act (HIDA) 2019 annual report to the General Assembly 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2020-12)
    Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections that are acquired in healthcare settings or as a result of medical procedures. In an effort to address HAIs and promote transparency in healthcare across South Carolina, ...
  • Fases 1B, 1C y 2 guia para la asignacion de la vacuna contra el COVID-19 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-18)
    South Carolina continues to focus on protecting the lives and health of South Carolinians from COVID-19. With the increased supply of vaccine and progress in vaccinating people in group 1a (front line health care workers ...
  • Guidance for persons who have had close contact with a COVID-19 case 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-16)
    If you have had contact with someone who has 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), you may have been exposed to COVID-19. For your safety and the safety of others, DHEC recommends that you practice social distancing (avoiding ...
  • Firearms & safety in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2021-04-02)
    Owning a firearm is a huge responsibility. Accidents involving firearms can be deadly and even non-fatal accidents can cause significant damage. In 2018, South Carolina had 18 deaths due to unintentional firearm discharges. ...
  • COVID-19 vaccine flow in SC 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-04)
    This graphic shows the progression of the vaccine from the federal government to the state and the steps along the way from providers to vaccine recipients.
  • Act 116 COVID-19 response account SCDHEC expenditures as of 2/28/21 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02-28)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Health and Environmental Control’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • Interim report of expenditures on COVID‐19 funds summary as of 3/1/2021 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-01)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Health and Environmental Control during the COVID pandemic.
  • Interim COVID-19 guidance for child care providers : management of suspect and confirmed COVID-19 cases 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-16)
    This guidance is intended for child care facilities to plan their response to known or possible cases of COVID-19 as well as known contacts.
  • Interim COVID-19 guidance for schools : management of known and possible COVID-19 cases 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-12)
    This guidance is intended for schools to plan their response to known or possible cases of COVID-19 as well as known contacts.
  • Adopt a stream 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; Clemson University. Center for Watershed Excellence (South Carolina State Library, 2021-04-21)
    SC Adopt-a-Stream is a statewide, volunteer water quality monitoring program that educates and certifies citizens in protocols for collecting water quality data. SC Adopt-a-Stream offers two types of programs: one for ...
  • Leche materna extraccion y almacenamiento 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03)
    This brochure, printed in Spanish, explains how to express breast milk manually and with a breast pump. It also includes a safe breast milk storage chart as well as directions on how to store milk.

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