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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: Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 am - 7 pm, Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm

Library phone hours: Monday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm, Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm

Free wifi is available 24 hours a day outside the library

Remember to also check with the Calhoun County Emergency Management Department, which is providing updates as information about the rollout in Calhoun County becomes available. 

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?

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 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.