Resources for AAA and SCDOA Staff

This page will feature Frequently Asked Questions from the aging network, as well as Program Instruction from the South Carolina Department on Aging (SCDOA) relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Additions will be sorted by date, as information and decisions regarding COVID-19 in South Carolina is subject to change.  All temporary Program Instruction is effective until rescinded by the SCDOA.




May 21, 2020

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020 Webinar Registration (event is June 15)


May 20, 2020

Program Instruction: ACL Guidance for Tracking Services

COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program (SC Thrive)

Senior Farmers Market Vouchers: Deadline to Register Online is May 25 (SC DSS)


May 18, 2020

Coronavirus Resources from SC Thrive


May 6, 2020

Phased Reopening Guidelines for Senior Nutrition Program Operations

Program Instruction: Senior Care Calls


May 5, 2020

accelerateSC Website (New Resource)

SC Senior Care Calls


May 2, 2020

President Declares Disaster for April Storm


April 24, 2020

Program Instruction: Grocery Voucher Program Initiative


April 20, 2020

Governor McMaster Announces 'accelerate SC'

SCDOA State Plan Extension (due to COVID-19)


April 16, 2020

COVID-19 Long-Term Care Facility Guidance (DHEC / CMS)


April 15, 2020

Treasury, IRS launch new tool to help non-filers register for Economic Impact Payments


April 14, 2020

Additional FAQs Based on Call with ACL and State Unit on Aging Directors


April 8, 2020

FAQs Based on Call with ACL and State Unit on Aging Directors


Reporting Abuse and Neglect During the COVID-19 Crisis


April 6, 2020

Coronavirus Resources for Veterans


April 3, 2020

SCDOA List of Mental Health, Health, and Behavioral Health Resources


March 27, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions (SNAP, TANF, EBT, etc.)


March 26, 2020

Advancing States: COVID-19 Legislative Updates


March 25, 2020

Program Instruction: Serving Non-Clients

HDM Volunteers as Essential Personnel


March 23, 2020

Executive Order No. 2020-13: Authorizing Law Enforcement to Preserve Public Health


March 21, 2020

Executive Order No. 2020-12: Regulatory Flexibility to Facilitate "Social Distancing"


March 19, 2020

Memorandum for Area Agency on Aging Directors and Council of Government Directors

SC ACT COVID-19 Update

Executive Order No. 2020-11: Directing Additional Emergency Measures Due to COVID-19


March 18, 2020

SC ACT COVID-19 Field Update


March 17, 2020

Executive Order No. 2020-10: Directing Additional Emergency Measures Due to COVID-19


March 16, 2020

The Supreme Court of South Carolina Order No. 2020-03-16-01: Family Courts Statewide


March 15, 2020

Executive Order No. 2020-09: School Closings, Large Gatherings, and Other Provisions


March 14, 2020

DHEC: Updated Guidance for COVID-19 Testing and Reporting in South Carolina


March 13, 2020

Program Instruction: Temporary Nutrition Program Changes Due to COVID-19

Nutrition Services Frequently Asked Emergency Management Questions (guidance from ACL)

Program Instruction: Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Executive Order No. 2020-08: State of Emergency Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)


March 12, 2020

Program Instruction: Assessment Change Due to COVID-19

New SC ACT Field Regarding COVID-19


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