SC Lede: COVID-19 — The Senate Vibe Checks McMaster

May 16, 2020

Gov. Henry McMaster talks with ZVerse owner John Carrington in his West Columbia warehouse where employees are picking boxes of face shields his company produces. Soon production of the ZShield Flex, which both McMaster and Carrington are wearing, will ramp up for consumers and working professionals.
Credit Gavin Jackson/SCETV

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 16, 2020, we look at how a majority of State Senate Republicans want to check Gov. Henry McMaster's emergency powers, and what he thinks about it. Plus, the governor tours a plant that produces practical face shields for non-medical applications, Dr. Linda Bell explains why are testing numbers don’t provide the entire picture, and more.

The South Carolina Lede is here to keep you up to date on important news as the Palmetto State faces the COVID-19 virus. There is so much news out there right now it’s overwhelming. This podcast is for you to get information that matters to you, your family and your fellow South Carolinians. No hype. No fear. Just COVID-19 news and resources to get us all through this.

Each of these special episodes is structured to give you straight up information up front followed by additional context and reporting, your voices, resources and tips and we end it all with a little wind down.

And we want to hear from you! Leave us a 1-minute long voicemail at 803-563-7169 to tell us how you’re coping with COVID-19, what your life is like in quarantine, and what are you watching, reading, and doing during this time of social distancing.

You can keep up with the latest updates on COVID-19 in South Carolina on the SCETV coronavirus page here.

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