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COVID-19 RESPONSE RESOURCES

South Carolina 2-1-1

SC 2-1-1 serves as a safety net for all individuals needing help finding assistance, by helping improve the effectiveness and coordination of health and human services across the state.  The statewide program provides information about and referral to health and human service resources. Dial 2-1-1 or 1-866-892-9211 on your phone to speak with an agent oe search for services in your community at SC211.org.  The service is available 24/7, 365 days per year. It is FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.

Health Care Resources

DHEC CARE LINE

Up to date information on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

***Call 855-472-3432 to answer frequently asked questions and offer triage service to either emergency services or trained medical staff as needed or visit their website.  https://www.scdhec.gov/infectious-diseases/viruses/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

COLONIAL HEALTHCARE COVID-19 TESTING

Colonial Healthcare on Broad Street continues curbsite testing for COVID-19.  For more informaiton on how and when to get tested go to www.ColonialHealthcare.com.

 

PRISMA HEALTH COVID-19 INFORMATION

Prisma Health adds drive-through COVID-19 testing site in Sumter Posted on 3/20/2020 SUMTERSC—Prisma Health has added another drive-through site at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital in Sumter.  For more information on how and if you should be tested go to https://www.palmettohealth.org/patients-guests/news/drive-through-covid-19-testing-in-sumter

MCLEOD HEALTH CLARENDON - COVID-19 INFORMATION

For more information about how to proceed to be screened and tested at McLeod Health Clarendon go to the attached link - https://www.mcleodhealth.org/coronavirus/covid-19-faqs/

MUSC VIRTUAL SCREENING FOR COVID-19

For more information about  Virtual Screening and mobile testing sites:  https://campaigns.muschealth.org/virtual-care/index.html 

 

LEE COUNTY HOTLINE:

1-803-484-5921;  Open Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM. 


DONATE

The most needed resource in order to meet immediate and long term recovery needs following any disaster is funding.  If you would like to contribute to United Ways of Sumter, Clarendon and Lee Counties Disaster Relief Fund for COVID-19 you may do so by clicking the red donate button.

 


RESOURCES 

CHILDCARE

For a list of available childcare centers in your area:  https://www.sc-ccrr.org/

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

SUMTER SCHOOL DISTRICT:

 
 
CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT 1

Online Learning Plans: CSD1 teachers have prepared home instructional packets for alternative learning experiences for our students. Packages may be picked up at each school on Wednesday, March 18 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Packets will also be delivered. Please call the district’s transportation director, Mrs. Alfreda Richardson, at (803) 225-2683 for delivery date and time.

Technology: Accessibility to Wi-Fi is not necessary to complete the home learning packets that will be provided. However, families who need free or low-cost household internet service can contact Comcast (call 855-846-8376) and CenturyLink (call 888-833-9522). CSD1 does not endorse either of these services

Meals to Go: Meals will be available to any student in the district. Pick-up meals will be available, beginning Tuesday, March 17 at Scott's Branch High School from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. daily.

 
CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT 2

Students with internet access at home should log in to Google Classroom to access assignments that have been sent by their teachers. If a student will not have access to the internet, parents are invited to come to their child’s school to pick up paper copies of their work between the hours of 9:30am until 1:30pm on Monday, March 16, 2020.

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, lunch and breakfast will be provided for students enrolled in CSD2.  Meals can be picked up from 9:30am - 11:30am at Manning Elementary School at the cafeteria entrance at the rear of the school.  These will be Grab and Go bag meals which include lunch for the day and breakfast for the next morning.

EMMANUEL UMC SOUP KITCHEN - Providing to go lunches daily.  Location is 421 South Main Street, Sumter, SC  29150

SUMTER UNITED MINISTRIES Crisis Relief Ministry Update - Duke Energy, Black River, and Dominion Energy have agreed not to disconnect utilities for, at the least, 7 days (or more). As a result of them agreeing not to disconnect utilities, we have suspended all interviews for those companies. We have also suspended clothing interviews. All other requests may be considered.

Food interviews will no longer require DSS forms. We will serve walk-in’s only. No appointments will be scheduled or required. Until April 1st, volunteers are asked not to come to the office to assist in operations.

Emergency Shelter Update: Beginning March 23, 2020, we will suspend the task of volunteers dropping meals off at the Emergency Shelter. However, we are still in GREAT need of assistance in feeding the shelter guests. Our greatest needs are: carry out containers (to-go boxes), garbage bags (40 gallon or greater), bottled water, and individually packaged utencils (plastic).

SALVATION ARMY - Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club will suspend services for however long schools remain closed.  All other services including Utility Assistance and Food Assistance remain in effect at this time. 

 
SPECTRUM WI-FI PROGRAM
Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 students who do not already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees waived for new student households. Confirm terms with provider.

FARMERS TELEPHONE FREE INTERNET PROGRAM:

FTC is offering 60 days of free internet service and free installation to homes that have children in need of internet to continue their learning online while school is out during the coronavirus pandemic.

To be eligible, homes must be the primary home of a student in kindergarten through high school, technical school, college or graduate school; a new customer that has not been an internet customer with FTC for the past 90 days; and a primary home located in FTC’s service area.

Orders can be taken over the phone at 888-218-5050, and the internet service provider, which is headquartered in Kingstree and serves Sumter, Lee, Clarendon, Williamsburg and lower Florence counties, is waiving the normal security deposit process. The service does not have data caps or hidden fees,and will be available at least through March 31, 2020.

DEFER MORTGAGE PAYMENTS: Under Fannie Mae's disaster relief guidelines, a servicer may temporariy suspend or reduce homeowner's mortgage payments for up to 90 days if the servicer believes a natural disaster has adversely affected the value or  habitability of the property or if the natural disaster has temporarily impacted the homeowners ability to make payments on their mortgage.  To learn more call 1(800)232-6643 or visit webpage.

DISASTER DISTRESS HOTLINE - SAMHSA: A national hotline dedicated to provide crisis counseling for people experiencing emotional distress related to any natural disaster.  It's toll-free, multilingual and confidential.  Stress, anxiety and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster.  Call helpline at 1(800)985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 or visit SAMHSA webpage.

If you are a part of these organizations please contact United Way with updates by calling (803)773-7935 or by emailing kcruse@uwaysumter.org.  

 

This page will be updated as  information changes. 


VOLUNTEER

Volunteers need to register at www.volunteersc.org

Sumter United Ministries is looking for Volunteers to assist in 12 hour shifts to assist at the Samaratan House Shelter.  In addition they need Volunteers to help finish a Rooffing Construction Project.  Please contact the Ministry to complete a Volunteer Application.

Salvation Army 

American Red Cross