Stay Home, Stay Safe
Columbia City Council instituted the Stay Home, Stay Safe Ordinance, which went into effect on March 28, 2020. On April 1, 2020, Governor McMaster's executive order to close all non-essential businesses for 15 days goes into effect.
DHEC provides a daily update on COVID-19 cases for all South Carolina counties as well as information about traveling, protecting yourself, and more.
The South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) is providing information about how the outbreak impacts schools, businesses, and taxpayers.
The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response
To give to the state: The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response is a partnership between SC Grantmakers Network, Together SC, and the United Way Association of SC. The funds will be held at Central Carolina Community Foundation. The funds deployed will enhance the efforts already underway in several counties and regions across South Carolina and will be used to address gaps in the response efforts, including support for communities that lack resources or an organized philanthropic response.
You can help your community doing volunteer activities like preparing meals for school children, donating blood, and more.
We have launched our COVID-19 Response Fund to support rent assistance, utilities assistance and other needs for individuals with lost wages due to COVID-19.
- Emergency Senior Nutrition
The emergency senior nutrition program starts Monday, March 23, providing free meals to all Richland County senior citizens during the COVID-19 crisis.
- Columbia Share Net
Columbia Share Net provides resources to residents of Columbia area tailored to Children/Youth, Adults, and Seniors. Check back frequently for activities, games, entertainment, wellness tips, and more. Content added weekly!
- Community Innovation Center
United Way's Community Innovation Center is not accepting any new bookings at the moment.
Celebrate the Wins
Our Be a Book Bunny program was able to safely distribute books to students in need while maintaining proper safety precautions and social isolation techniques. These books will help keep kids reading and learning while school is out.