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[image-1] It’s Friday, guys. That means for many of us, not much is different except for maybe fewer emails. How are you doing? Here we are:
COVID-19 Updates: South Carolina DHEC announced an additional 163 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number statewide to 4,086. After seven additional COVID-19 related deaths on Friday, the state total is now 116.

See you on the boat: Gov. Henry McMaster announced that boat landings would reopen as of today at noon. However, there are some restrictions, including that there can be no more than two people on a boat unless they’re from the same household.

What we’re reading:

Kenya Governor criticized for including Hennessy in COVID-19 care packages’ Complex (The Nairobi leader explained the inclusion, claiming it was meant as a “throat sanitizer.” Before anyone gets any ideas, the World Health Organization would like to remind everyone that alcohol is not a sanitizer and will not keep you from getting sick.)

My search for a boyhood friend led to a dark discovery‘ – Wired

Why boredom affects us so much‘ – The Atlantic

What have epidemiologists learned about the coronavirus?‘ – The New Yorker

How to throw a virtual cocktail party‘ – Mashable

The latest hits from the City Paper:

Charleston has a three-step plan to reopen businesses, but warns that we are “still in the red zone”

Pastry chef and pole dancing instructor Danetra Richardson hosts Zoom pole dancing class

ONE AT A TIME: Connor Hollifield introduced “Mr. Morning Man;” Stop Light Observation counts their bullets

Charleston County wants your input on how to spend COVID-19 relief funds

Waters on Outer Banks: Oh, so this is hornt-up Goonies?

Here are some fun things to end the week on a cheerier note

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