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

  • Celebrating the holidays safely 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2020-11-12)
    As people in South Carolina and the United States begin to plan for holiday celebrations, DHEC joins the CDC in offering tips to help you protect yourself, your family and others from COVID-19 during the holidays.
  • Interim report of expenditures on COVID‐19 funds summary as of 10/1/2020 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-01)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Health and Environmental Control during the COVID pandemic.
  • Guidelines for outdoor and indoor visitation 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-09)
    These indoor and outdoor visitation guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic apply to nursing homes and community residential care facilities.
  • Rabies and bats in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-19)
    This sheet tells about rabies in bats, how to prevent rabies and dealing with exposure to rabies.
  • Guidance for persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-23)
    If you have tested positive for COVID-19, it’s important that you take precautions to protect other people’s health and limit the spread of this illness. DHEC recommends that you isolate yourself from others and take the ...
  • Testing for COVID-19 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-09)
    This paper answers these questions: What types of tests are there for COVID-19, why should you get tested for COVID-19, what should you expect when you get tested for COVID-19.
  • Prueba de COVID-19 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-23)
    This paper, printed in Spanish, answers these questions: What types of tests are there for COVID-19, why should you get tested for COVID-19, what should you expect when you get tested for COVID-19.
  • Plexiglass use in schools 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-05)
    Consistent with its existing policy, DHEC is providing further information regarding use of plexiglass barriers between students.
  • Act 116 COVID-19 response account SCDHEC expenditures as of 10/1/20 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-01)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Health and Environmental Control’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • Drug overdose deaths South Carolina 2019 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09-09)
    This report describes fatal drug overdose deaths that occurred in South Carolina in 2019. Data were derived from death certificates registered with the Department of Health and Environmental Control Vital Statistics and ...
  • Interim report of expenditures on COVID‐19 funds 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09-01)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Health and Environmental Control during the COVID pandemic.
  • Interim COVID-19 guidance for schools : management of suspect and confirmed COVID-19 cases 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09-09)
    This guidance is intended for schools to plan their response to known or possible cases of COVID-19 as well as known contacts.
  • Findings and recommendations 

    South Carolina. General Assembly. House of Representatives. COVID-19 Employment, Workforce, and Business Recovery Committee (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-06)
    The goal of the COVID-19 Employment, Workforce, and Business Recovery Committee is to review the existing statutes and regulations that have been identified as barriers or hinderances to the reemergence and revitalization ...
  • COVID-19 guidance for colleges/universities 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09-09)
    This guidance is intended for colleges and universities to plan their response to known or possible cases of COVID-19 as well as known contacts.
  • Regulation development annual report Fiscal Year 2019 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-06-30)
    The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control develops regulations in accordance with the South Carolina Administrative Procedures Act, S.C. Code Sections 1-23-10 et seq. Regulation Development Actions ...
  • Summary of expenditures on COVID‐19 funds as of 7/31/2020 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2020-07-31)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Health and Environmental Control during the COVID pandemic.
  • Regulation development annual report Fiscal Year 2020 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-04)
    The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control develops regulations in accordance with the South Carolina Administrative Procedures Act, S.C. Code Sections 1-23-10 et seq. Regulation Development Actions ...
  • 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, 2020-08-04)
    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 suspect and confirmed COVID-19 cases 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-07)
    This guidance is intended for schools to plan their response to known or possible cases of COVID-19 as well as known contacts.
  • Public Health Laboratory guide to laboratory services 

    South Carolina Public Health Laboratory (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-31)
    The purpose of this manual is to provide our clients with information about the laboratory testing availability and to provide a guide for collecting and submitting specimens.

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