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This recently launched one-stop-shop website is being continually enhanced to help citizens connect to important information during these changing times. The functionality of the website will be updated with soon to be released features including social media engagement, online inquiry forms and access to a call center.

Basic Operations for Manufacturers Guidance

This is a framework of guidance that South Carolina manufacturers can rely upon to operate safely and minimize the spread of COVID-19. 

Bowling Alley Guidelines

These following guidelines are specific to the reopening of bowling alleys while minimizing the risk of spreading COVID-19. 

Close Contact/Service Providers Guidance

Each employer is responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace. All employers must determine how best to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. 

Cosmetology Reopening Guidelines

These guidelines are intended for application in non-health care related places of employment. 

Fitness Facility Guidance

These reopening guidelines are intended for gyms and fitness facilities to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

Guidelines for Athletic Fields and Resuming Youth Sports

The State of South Carolina recognizes the value of team sports as a form of recreation that provides positive impacts on both individual physical health and the social health of our communities. The guidelines were established with the intent to balance the physical and social benefits of team sports with the overall needs for public health and safety. 

Guidelines for Day Camps

The Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) have worked together to develop the following guidelines to assist day camp providers in reopening quickly and safely.  

Guidelines for Outdoor and Indoor Visitation

These visitation guidelines apply to nursing homes and community residential care facilities for indoor and outdoor visitation. 

Guidelines for Re-Opening Festivals and Special Events

The recommendations set forth in the following pages are specific to the reopening of community festivals and special events in South Carolina and are intended for use by event planners, local officials, participating vendors, entertainers and other personnel working with the planning and execution of these events. Attendees of community festivals and other special events should follow the personal health and safety guidelines issued by the CDC and SCDHEC as well as local health authorities and specific guidelines provided by the event they attend. These recommendations are not intended for private gatherings like weddings, conventions, conferences, reunions, or athletic tournaments. 

Guidelines for Reopening Attractions

These recommendations are intended to provide general operating guidelines for all types of attraction facilities, including but not limited to aquariums, zoos, museums, historic buildings and sites, water parks, amusement parks, live production theaters and movie theaters. 

Guidelines for Reopening Bingo Halls

These guidelines are intended for application in non-health care related places of employment.