Calhoun County COVID Information
Got COVID 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; Fri 10 – 5; Sat 10 – 3
Free wifi is available 24 hours a day outside the library.
Free coronavirus test kits are now available.
Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from www.covid.gov/tests
DHEC recommends that all South Carolinians get regularly tested for COVID.
Free COVID 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.
Who is eligible to receive the COVID Vaccine?
South Carolina is following a phased COVID Vaccination Plan. The phases of this plan and updates on the vaccine rollout are posted on the SC DHEC COVID Vaccine Website.
As of July 2022 age of eligibility to receive the COVID vaccine is 6 months and up
The age for the Booster is 12 years and older. Parental consent is required for those aged 6 months through 15 years.
HOW DO I GET MY COVID VACCINE?
Local Vaccine Sites:
2837 Old Belleville Road, St. Matthews SC 803.874.3384
Closed: Saturday/Sunday Open: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm
558 Chestnut Street (Up from Highway Department)
St. Matthews SC 803.874.2006
3000 St. Matthews Road, Orangeburg SC
1748 St. Matthews Road, Orangeburg SC
1324 Grove Park NE, Orangeburg SC
COVID RELATED FUNERAL EXPENSES
Starting April 12, 2021, individuals can apply for reimbursement for COVID related funeral expenses through a Federal Emergency Management Agency Funeral Assistance program. All applications are initiated by calling 844-684-6333 (9 am-9 pm Monday-Friday).
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.
Several community organizations provide for immediate needs in the Calhoun County Area.
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.