The US has 1,131,452* cases and 65,776 deaths as of 11:21pm on May 1, 2020.
South Carolina has 6,095* confirmed cases. We have had 244 deaths.
Methods to stay safe: Practice social distancing and wash your hands often. Pump gas using gloves or a paper towel. Avoid large crowds, and stay home as much as possible. When in public wear a mask.
Get plenty of exercise and fresh air, but still practice social distancing.
If you can't pay your bills, call your bill collectors. Call your mortgage company and ask for a forbearance. Call your car loan company and ask for a forbearance or deferment as well. Most utilities are not disconnecting services because of this pandemic.
Stimulus Package- Here are the big points:
1. No payments on federal student loans until September 30, 2020. Call your federal student loan provider. Private student loans are not covered in this bill.
2. $1200 stimulus checks per adult and $500 per child as long as the adjusted gross income is less than $75,000 for single filers, $112,500 for head of household single filers, and $150,000 for joint filers
3. Low interest loans for small businesses that may be forgiven. You must go to your bank to apply.
4. Unemployment benefits- you must file through your state. File as soon as possible, and do your weekly verifications. https://dew.sc.gov/
For up-to-date information in SC:
Latest case count world:
If you need financial assistance:
For the latest news about COVID-19
Information for people struggling to pay their bills
Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741
National Suicide Prevention: 1-800-273-8255
Boys Town National Hotline: 1-800-448-3000
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*Information is rapidly changing. Please check the websites for up-to-the minute data on new cases and deaths. This page is only updated periodically.