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Terms of Use

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) shares content on multiple social media platforms in addition to this website. This Terms of Use relates to use of DHEC websites, blogs and social media platforms.

All comments are screened for content. To ensure a productive discussion you agree to post only comments directly related to the posting on which you are commenting and to refrain from posting threats, obscenity, abusive language, sexually explicit material, and other material that would violate the law if published here.

You agree not to post content that:

  • Contains obscene or threatening language or discrimination based on race, gender, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, religion, or disability;
  • Contains inflammatory, extraneous or off-topic messages designed to elicit an emotional response or that does not contribute to a productive discussion;
  • Promotes services or products; or
  • Includes private phone numbers, email addresses, or mailing addresses.

Comments containing any content that is not eligible for posting according to this Terms of Use will be removed and the user may be blocked from participation in DHEC social media properties at the discretion of DHEC.

Comments made by individuals or entities other than DHEC are the opinions of those individuals or entities and are not necessarily the views of or endorsed by DHEC.

We make every effort to moderate all comments in a timely manner. We encourage your participation in the discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.