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Calhoun County COVID-19 Information


Got COVID-19 questions? library staff are here to help

Library phone number: 1-803-874-3389

Library building hours: Mon - 10 - 6, Tue 10 -8; Wed 10 - 6; Thurs 10 - 8; Sat 10 - 3

Free wifi is available 24 hours a day outside the library

COVID-19 TESTING

COVID-19 TESTING

As of January 15, DHEC recommends that all South Carolinians get regularly tested for COVID-19. 

Free COVID-19 testing is offered at:

  • Calhoun County Health Department on Thursdays from 9 am – 4 pm
  • Orangeburg Health Department Mondays – Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 am – 4 pm. 

Appointments can be made through covidtest.dhec.sc.gov, though walk-ins are accepted.

Use your phone to schedule a free COVID-19 test is through GoGetTested.com. (You must be 18 years of age to register yourself or family members)

COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION

COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION

Who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine? 

South Carolina is following a phased COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. The phases of this plan and updates on the vaccine rollout are posted on the SC DHEC COVID-19 Vaccine Website

HOW DO I GET MY COVID-19 VACCINE?

All South Carolinians age 12* and older can now get the COVID-19 vaccine.

*The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is approved for those 12 and older. Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines are approved for 18 and up.

Need assistance? Call 1-866-365-8110 for help with COVID-19 vaccine questions and provider information.

To make a vaccine appointment you can use the SC DHEC Vaccine Locator or call the Calhoun County Health Department.

The Regional Medical Center is now offering booster shots

for adults over 65 and immunocompromised individuals on

Fridays from 9 - 1 at the RMC Express Care center at 3000 St. Matthews Rd., Orangeburg, SC.

First come, first served. Bring ID and your vaccination card.

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COVID-19 RELATED FUNERAL EXPENSES

COVID-19 RELATED FUNERAL EXPENSES

Starting April 12, 2021, individuals can apply for reimbursement for COVID-19 related funeral expenses through a Federal Emergency Management Agency Funeral Assistance program. All applications are initiated by calling 844-684-6333. 

For more information about this program, visit https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance. Additional information is provided on their FAQ page. 

Beware scammers! No one from FEMA or claiming to be an organization working on their behalf will initiate these applications. If you have any questions, please call or visit the Library.

IMMEDIATE NEEDS

IMMEDIATE NEEDS

Several community organizations provide for immediate needs in the Calhoun County Area.

OCAB Energy and Food Assistance 

United Way Get Help 

Salvation Army of Orangeburg

The Calhoun County Department of Social Services offers assistance with electricity bills (up to $150.00 per 12-month period) funded by Calhoun Cares. To make an appointment, call 803-874-3384.

Food Banks

The Department of Social Services is currently not operating a food pantry. Several churches operate food pantries in the county, however. If you need immediate food assistance, call the Library at 803-874-3389 for more information.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

QUESTIONS?

Contact Kristen ksimensen@calhouncountylibrary.org, or call at the Library 1-803-874-3389.