SC Lede: COVID-19 — Too Close Encounters Of The July 4th Kind

Jul 4, 2020

For claim week ending June 27, 2020, the number of South Carolinians who filed their initial claim for unemployment insurance benefits is 16,959, a decrease of 139 initial claims from the week prior. This brings the initial claims total to 635,688 received since mid-March.
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 4, 2020, host Gavin Jackson examines the Palmetto State's unemployment situation, including improvements inside the state's unemployment agency as it faces stagnating claims numbers. We also look at the dozens of municipalities with mask ordinances, hear from officials concerned about just how bad things may become after this holiday weekend, listen to your voicemails, 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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