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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


On January 18, 2022, the USPS started taking orders for free coronavirus test kits. Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from

  • Limit of one order per residential address
  • One order includes 4 individual rapid COVID-19 antigen tests
  • Orders will ship free starting in late January

To order, go to or call the library at 803-874-3389 and staff will get you registered over the phone.

On January 15, 2021, DHEC recommended 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, though walk-ins are accepted.

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


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.


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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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 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.


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.


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.