South Carolina creating COVID-19 database for first responders

  • Source: WMBF-TV NBC 32 Myrtle Beach
  • Published: 04/02/2020 12:00 AM

The South Carolina Department of Health is creating a database that will give first responders more information about the places and people they’re responding to during the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement came on Tuesday during a news conference with Dr. Linda Bell, DHEC’s Director of the Bureau of Communicable Disease Prevention and Control. “We are setting up a system through a secure database to provide to EMS dispatchers information that they need to make decisions about response,” Bell said. Department of health officials said they’re hoping to have the system up and running early next week. The details of this system are limited, but it did come after the South Carolina Association of Counties wrote a letter last week to Governor Henry McMaster.


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