Joint Information Center Activated for COVID-19

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

The State Emergency Response Team has activated the Joint Information Center for all media covering the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in South Carolina. All media should contact this central location for all South Carolina related inquires related to COVID-19.

Located at state Emergency Operations Center at 2779 Fish Hatchery Road in West Columbia, the Center will coordinate the release of all public information from all state agencies regarding COVID-19. Public Information staff from relevant state agencies are supporting the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Additionally, officials will use this center to conduct media briefings as needed.