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What you need to know today: The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued guidance for employers about how to issue vaccine mandates as workers head back into the office. Source: NYT

Latest COVID-19 data

South Carolina health officials reported 179 total cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday (116 confirmed, 63 probable), with five confirmed deaths.

With 10,675 tests reported Tuesday, 2.4% were positive.

Confirmed cases in S.C.: 491,760 (+116)
Total positive cases in Charleston County: 43,790 (+11)
Total positive cases in Berkeley County: 17,880 (+2)
Total positive cases in Dorchester County: 18,206 (+2)
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 8,572 (+5)

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