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CofC suspends fall sports due to pandemic, some will compete in spring
CofC suspends fall sports due to pandemic, some will compete in spring Soccer, volleyball, and cross country will continue training for spring season

The College of Charleston announced on Monday that they have suspended fall sports for the 2020 year due to health concerns surrounding the pandemic. — Lauren Hurlock


COVID-19 figures worry SC health experts as cases spread to young adults
COVID-19 figures worry SC health experts as cases spread to young adults 'Things Look Grim'

With a new COVID-19 spike in full swing and an increase in the percent of positive tests showing a higher rate of cases, it's likely we won't see an end to the pandemic any time soon. In fact, several South Carolina health experts believe the situation will only get worse. — Heath Ellison


Beware of a pandemic October surprise
Beware of a pandemic October surprise Innovation Takes Time

British thinker and science writer Matt Ridley has a reminder for anyone looking for a quick fix for coronavirus: Innovation takes time. — Andy Brack


Curbing virus is key to reopening schools, saving economy, experts say
Curbing virus is key to reopening schools, saving economy, experts say Masking a Problem

Reopening school has become a central focus from the Statehouse to the White House this week as politicians seek to save a floundering economy. — Lindsay Street


Teachers raise questions over state guidelines for fall school reopenings
Teachers raise questions over state guidelines for fall school reopenings Loud and Clear

The South Carolina Department of Education's AccelerateED Task Force unveiled its guidelines for teachers, students and parents on June 24 in preparation for a return to school in the fall. But beyond that, teachers and advocates in the Charleston area have a lot on their minds regarding the state of affairs at both the state and district levels. — Skyler Baldwin


Brack: Just wear the dang mask
Brack: Just wear the dang mask Science is Science

Across the state and country, we're having encounters over whether to wear masks to protect people from coronavirus — even if the chance is they don't have it and won't get it. — Andy Brack


In SC, gutless leaders are asleep at the wheel without a plan for recovery
In SC, gutless leaders are asleep at the wheel without a plan for recovery Duty Deferred

Can our leaders even claim to be in response mode to this pandemic if their response is to do almost nothing? — City Paper Editorial Board


McMaster gives OK for salons, pools, gyms and other close-contact facilities to open May 18
McMaster gives OK for salons, pools, gyms and other close-contact facilities to open May 18 SC remains among lowest in testing per capita

Gov. Henry McMaster announced on Monday that starting next week, Monday, May 18, several close-contact facilities previously closed by executive order to stop the spread of COVID-19 will be allowed to reopen with guidances on how to best operate. — Sam Spence


Charleston-area business owners reopen with eyes on safety and recovery
Charleston-area business owners reopen with eyes on safety and recovery Getting Back

Local business owners have started opening their doors, and employees are returning to work, setting out to recover from a surprise economic meltdown that few were prepared for. — Skyler Baldwin


McMaster lifting "home or work" order on Monday, outdoor dining allowed with some rules
McMaster lifting "home or work" order on Monday, outdoor dining allowed with some rules Outdoor tables must remain 8 feet apart

Gov. Henry McMaster has announced that the statewide "Home or Work" order designed to suppress COVID-19 activity will be lifted starting May 4, and outdoor dining will be allowed with some stipulations. — Sam Spence


Weathers: Food is safe, and now is the time to buy it local
Weathers: Food is safe, and now is the time to buy it local Support Farmers

Many of us continue to hunker down in our homes following orders to stop the spread of COVID-19. Meanwhile, South Carolina farmers are out in their fields planting summer crops and picking spring ones like strawberries and blueberries. — Hugh Weathers


The Coloring and Activity Book Issue
The Coloring and Activity Book Issue #colorcitypaper

So, in an attempt to curb our extreme boredom, we dug around to put together a little coloring and activity book issue with the help of some of our CP illustrators and friends. — City Paper Editorial Staff


Independent grocery stores adjust during the coronavirus pandemic
Independent grocery stores adjust during the coronavirus pandemic Pulling Out All the Stops

After shifting how they run their stores, local, independently owned grocers are also keeping business afloat by finding ways to accommodate coronavirus grocery shopping trends. — Parker Milner


Teaching is all about the academics now, relationships with students slipping away
Teaching is all about the academics now, relationships with students slipping away Missing Out

Teachers across the country had schedules and classroom routines upended last month when the global coronavirus pandemic made its way into the United States while students were planning their spring breaks and the final stretches of the school year. — Skyler Baldwin


Middleton: It's time to distance ourselves from pre-coronavirus thinking if we want to recover
Middleton: It's time to distance ourselves from pre-coronavirus thinking if we want to recover What Gaps Will Remain?

After this health pandemic becomes a thing of the past, the lack of preparedness is forgotten, the impact of first responders is overlooked, and the warmth of being alone together is a distant memory; will lessons learned be sustained? — Clay N. Middleton


With more cases still expected, McMaster relaxing some coronavirus restrictions
With more cases still expected, McMaster relaxing some coronavirus restrictions Beaches, retailers see relaxed restrictions

On Monday, Gov. Henry McMaster announced that he would allow some retail stores in the state to reopen and that public beach accesses would no longer be closed, the first moves by state leaders to loosen restrictions intended to stop the spread of coronavirus. — Sam Spence


A snapshot of historical racism, COVID-19 disparities echo long-standing inequalities
A snapshot of historical racism, COVID-19 disparities echo long-standing inequalities "That Ain't News"

The coronavirus pandemic is holding a mirror up to inequities in America as black people represent more than half of the COVID-19 deaths in South Carolina, community advocates say. — Lindsay Street


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