By Robin Gibson
On Friday, March 6, DHEC announced that it is investigating two possible cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, one in Charleston county. MUSC confirmed that they tested and treated the patient, who followed all appropriate public health protocols.
DHEC assured the public that the risk remains low, and there is no evidence of ongoing transmission in the community at this time.
Charleston Wine + Foodis closely monitoring the situation with guidance from CDC, DHEC, and MUSC and at this time will continue with all festival events as planned.
The safety of guests and participants continues to be their number one priority. According to public health officials, individuals should take simple daily precautions including getting the flu vaccine, washing your hands and covering your cough.
The festival has implemented additional hand-washing and hand-sanitizing stations at all events and the organization is encouraging guests, volunteers, and participants to not attend events if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms.
Charleston Wine + Food is a cultural entity that champions the region’s unique foodways through world-renowned culinary experiences. Fueled by a contagious passion for the people and places that make Charleston worth celebrating, the annual festival infuses homegrown flavor with top chefs, winemakers, authors, storytellers, artisans, and food enthusiasts from around the globe for a five-day event that spans the first full weekend each March. Charleston Wine + Food is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports Charleston and the Lowcountry's diverse culinary + hospitality community through financial contributions to organizations or persons that directly benefit our local foodways initiatives and strengthen our local community.