Email: COVID-19 Governor’s Briefing to Businesses (3/17/20)

Thank you to those who joined today’s call with Governor McMaster and agency leaders. We had a productive call and received useful information for the business community.

The speakers on the call included Governor McMaster, SC Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) Director Dan Ellzey, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bill, SC State Superintendent of Education (SDE) Molly Spearman, SC Department of Commerce Deputy Director of Key Accounts and Special Projects Chuck Bundy, and Nephron Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Lou Kennedy. Our summary of the key takeaways from each speaker on the call can be accessed here.

If members have any questions or issues we can help with, please feel free to reach out to us at

The SC Chamber is a business representative on the S.C. Emergency Management Division’s Emergency Support Function-24 (ESF 24) which has a number of other agency representatives charged with assisting business and industry in disaster preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery during times of emergency.

We will continue to keep all of you informed as we communicate with that group and encourage everyone to visit our COVID-19 resource page for up-to-date information at

Thank you,