The impacts of the coronavirus, COVID-19, are being felt in South Carolina with a growing uncertainty regarding the virus and its ancillary effects on the economy. The severity of the impact of COVID-19 on South Carolina’s construction industry will be determined by the virus’ effect on the globally interconnected workforce, with primary emphasis on manufacturing employees (material) and construction workers (labor) with the Port of Charleston or any other seaport caught in between. Direction for those involved in the construction industry can be found by analyzing U.S./China and S.C./China trade conditions and examining current construction labor realities in Singapore.

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