McMaster emphasizes COVID-19 precautions over Thanksgiving
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) -Gov. Henry McMaster has a new motto for South Carolinians this Thanksgiving: “test before turkey.”
The governor spoke alongside health officials Thursday evening urging residents to take care not to spread COVID-19 over the holiday.
To do that, McMaster said everyone should get tested before meeting family for Thanksgiving, if they plan to gather.
He also said people should host dinners outside, if possible.
Cases in South Carolina have surged recently, with more than 1,000 new daily cases reported by DHEC on seven of the past 10 days. The percent of positive tests has also remained extremely high -- hitting 17% on Wednesday.
To see the latest trends in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, testing, deaths and more in South Carolina, scroll down to the Key Indicators Dashboard from DHEC.