It’s been a very long time since we’ve have faced a health crisis such as the current pandemic, but Charleston has a long history of dealing with illnesses. Take a trip into Charleston’s past with the award winning podcast, Charleston Time Machine, by Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) Historian Dr. Nic Butler. Separating the sick from the healthy has been a part of Charleston’s public health policy since 1698. Over the span of 250 years, the laws evolved and have been occasionally contentious, but still controlled traffic into the port.
Click here to learn more about the history of health policy and quarantine in Charleston from 1698 – 1949.