United Way of Horry County is committed to serving our neighbors and our community through this unprecedented time. Our team is working to bring you the most up to date resources and updates so please continue to monitor our site regularly.
For immediate assistance or referrals in our community call 211 or visit SC211.org.
If you are seeking food resources click HERE.
For a complete up to date list of all agencies open and providing services visit SC211.org or call 211.
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
Check out the sites below to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine:
- South Carolina Public Health Officials Provide COVID-19 Vaccine Update
- COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule
- Tidelands Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- South Carolina Department of Health and Environment Control
If you need information about COVID-19 vaccines, you can call SC DHEC’s Vaccine Information Line at 1-866-365-8110. Staff are answering calls from 7am – 7pm daily.
SC DHEC has a COVID-19 vaccination site locator to help the public get access to the nearest vaccine site: Vaccine Locator
Make Your Vaccine Appointment Online: If you are interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine, you can start the registration process online. This form collects pre-registration information needed to add yourself to the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) to schedule a vaccination appointment. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) will continue to add participants based on South Carolina’s statewide vaccination rollout plan. To pre-register for the vaccine, click HERE.
What to Expect During Your COVID-19 Vaccination: Do you know what to expect when you get the COVID-19 vaccine? This fact sheet provides details on what to expect when you receive the Moderna vaccination. This resource also includes a fact sheet for healthcare providers administering the vaccine. Learn more information about the Moderna vaccine HERE.
COVID-19 Testing Sites
SC DHEC has a list of current COVID-19 testing locations. Search by location: COVID-19 Testing Locations
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
If you have been financially impacted by COVID-19, live in Horry County, and are at risk of being evicted from your rental property, you may qualify for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). The ERAP was created to help renters dealing with financial challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For eligible households, the program offers rental and utility assistance to help residents of Horry County avoid eviction and maintain housing stability. Learn more and see if you are eligible.
Horry County and City of Myrtle Beach Small Business Relief Program
Horry County, in partnership with the City of Myrtle Beach, is now accepting applications for assistance from eligible small businesses in unincorporated Horry County and the City of Myrtle Beach. CDBG-CV funding will be made available on a limited basis to qualifying eligible small businesses for rent, mortgage assistance, accounts payable, payroll, and other working capital. Assistance in a total amount up to $25,000 may be provided on a reimbursable basis over a six month period to each qualifying business.
For more information, contact Horry County Community Development at SB.Assistance@horrycounty.org or apply HERE.
Weekly Free, Mobile COVID-19 Testing Clinics
Tidelands Health and SC DHEC have partnered to offer free COVID-19 testing in Horry and Georgetown counties:
Every Friday from 2pm – 5pm: Horry Georgetown Technical College Conference Center, 950 Crabtree Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC
Every Tuesday from 3pm – 5pm: Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Parish, 1633 Waverly Road, Pawleys Island, SC
Unemployment Benefits are Taxable:
Unemployment benefits must be reported on your federal tax return. If you received unemployment benefits, as well as the additional $600 per week in COVID-19 relief any time during the year, your tax return may be affected.
Applying for Unemployment Benefits
If your work has been affected by COVID-19, you can apply for Unemployment Insurance. This process and these benefits are the same as applying for benefits if you lose your job through no fault of your own. Please review the instructions below.
If you need assistance applying for benefits, claims representatives are available at 1-866-831-1724 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
If you have recently lost your job through no fault of your own, you may be eligible to receive Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. Follow the links below to learn about the claims process including how to apply for benefits, how to register for work and how to do the required work searches.
Go to dew.sc.gov and follow these links to learn more
- The claims process.
2. Register for work.
3. Search for work.
211 is going to be fully functional during this time. If you or your family are in need of assistance relating to basic needs, please call 211. Operators will also be able to direct callers to the most accurate and appropriate resources to learn more about the Coronavirus.
211 has created a COVID-19 portal at SC211.org to better organize information and resources related to the Coronavirus in South Carolina. You can access that portal HERE.
The primary goal with this portal is to provide some very basic information about the virus, inform users of any community resources that become available as part of the COVID-19 response, and ultimately redirect them to resources that are regularly updated and managed by medically trained staff.
You can also visit the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s website for updates and accurate information by clicking HERE.
Free Virtual Consultations and Screenings for COVID-19
MUSC is offering free virtual care consultations and screenings to anyone experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms located in South Carolina. Use the promo code “COVID19” when signing up. The link to the MUSC telemedicine site is HERE. If you have immediate health concerns and wish to speak to a medical professional, MUSC recommends a virtual care visit to speak to provider online. You can also call 843-792-7000 for more information.