Gov. McMaster, CDC director hold news conference on COVID-19 impacts


South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster speaks during a COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in West Columbia, S.C. As of Monday, McMaster says all businesses will be allowed to be open, as long as they adhere to social distancing and capacity limits. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSPA) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield joined Governor Henry McMaster, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS), South Carolina Department of Mental Health (DMH) and others this Thursday for a press conference.

National and state leaders discussed the short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on our communities, including opioid use, chronic diseases, and mental health.

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