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Key Information About Coronavirus

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Tidelands Health Visitation guidelines

Tidelands Health has updated our visitation guidelines to protect the health and safety of our patients, their family members and our team members.

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    COVID-19 testing

    At Tidelands Health, we understand the importance of COVID-19 testing to individual and community health. Several testing options are available to accommodate our community’s unique needs. Learn about testing options by clicking here.

    Still wondering if you need a COVID-19 test, and where you can receive one? Review the helpful infographic below to determine the best plan for your situation. 


    COVID-19 vaccine information

    Anyone 5 and older is eligible to receive the initial COVID-19 vaccine in South Carolina. At Tidelands Health, we're proud to be our region's leader in COVID-19 vaccination. Please click here to learn how to receive your COVID-19 vaccine.

    For information regarding third doses, and booster doses, click here.

    Medical grade mask required

    During the Omicron surge, everyone in a Tidelands Health facility must wear a medical grade mask. Cloth masks are not allowed. We have complimentary medical grade masks available — limit one per person per visit, please. If you need a medical grade mask, please ask at a reception desk.

    Learn more about medical grade surgical masks.

    Safe in Our Care

    We’re committed to keeping our patients safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about our “Safe in Our Care” initiative by clicking here.

    COVID-19: What you need to know

    Below are answers to some commonly asked questions about the illness:

    What is COVID-19?

    COVID-19 is a viral illness that was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China.

    What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

    The symptoms are often mild, but in some cases can be severe enough to warrant hospitalization. Click here to learn more.

    How is COVID-19 spread?

    COVID-19 spreads when an infected person breathes out droplets and very small particles that contain the virus. These droplets and particles can be breathed in by other people or land on their eyes, noses or mouth. In some circumstances, they may contaminate surfaces they touch. People closer than 6 feet from the infected person are most likely to get infected.

    COVID-19 is spread in three main ways:

    • Breathing in air when close to an infected person who is exhaling small droplets and particles that contain the virus.
    • Having these small droplets and particles that contain virus land on the eyes, nose, or mouth, especially through splashes and sprays such as a cough or sneeze.
    • Touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with hands that have the virus on them.

    How can I prevent myself from becoming sick?

    The best way to prevent yourself from becoming ill with COVID-19 is to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and follow established safety protocols.

    What if I think I’m sick with COVID-19?

    For guidance on the steps you should take, please click here.

    Where can I learn more about coronavirus?

    At Tidelands Health, we’re committed to keeping our community informed about COVID-19 and our response to the illness. Please check this page regularly for updates.

    You can also find information through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and South Carolina Department of Health and Environment Control.

    To visit the CDC’s website, go here.

    To visit the state Department of Health and Environmental Control, go here.

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