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DHEC: More than 100 mobile Coronavirus test sites across SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– State Health officials are urging anyone who wants to get tested for Coronavirus to check out the testing locations. COVID drive thru testing-file According to DHEC, testing for COVID-19 is essential because it helps identify people who are infected with the virus, whether they have symptoms or not. DHEC says the department is working with community partners…

DHEC: Who should get tested for Coronavirus

Health officials answer the question

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–State Health officials are answering the question,  ‘Who should get tested? DHEC says if you are out and about in the community, around others, or not able to socially distance or wear a mask, they recommend that you get tested for Coronavirus at least once a month. According to health officials, routine testing allows public health workers to…

DHEC: 393 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, 13 new deaths

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced its most recent coronavirus data. According to DHEC, there are 393 confirmed new cases and 13 confirmed deaths. This brings South Carolina’s total to 134,884 confirmed cases with 3,040 confirmed deaths. Confirmed and probable cases: please click here. Confirmed and probable deaths: please click here. DHEC says 4,120 tests…

U.S. Surgeon General visits ‘Surge’ testing in Columbia.

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Beginning this week, you may be able to give yourself a nasal swab coronavirus test as part of a new federal effort that kicked off in Columbia. The U.S. Surgeon general visited Columbia on Saturday to introduce the new surge testing, which temporarily increases testing in areas where there has been a rise in cases. The tests…

U.S. Surgeon General in Columbia to kick off expansion of free COVID-19 tests with Surge testing

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The U.S. Surgeon General visited Columbia Saturday to help kick off the expansion of Coronavirus testing in Columbia. Officials with DHEC, along with Governor Henry McMaster and UofSC and City of Columbia were on hand for the event to kick off the ‘Surge’ testing. U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome Adams was on hand to help announce…

State leaders to ramp up coronavirus testing

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Beginning Saturday, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Office of the Governor, the City of Columbia and the University of South Carolina are all teaming up to launch several days of free COVID-19 testing. The drive-through testing will be located at Founder’s Park and MLK Park from 11 a.m-3 p.m. Testing will be…

Fort Jackson working with MUSC to provide free COVID-19 testing

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Officials from Fort Jackson say they are partnering with the Medical University of South Carolina to offer free coronavirus testing for individuals with authorized post access. The testing will be available September 22 and 24 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m, with the main day for retirees and Veteran Health Identification Card holders being September 22. The drive-through testing…

Prisma Health temporarily closes COVID-19 testing sites

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– On Wednesday, Prisma Health announced that their drive-thru coronavirus test sites are being temporarily closed due to the heavy rains expected to come through the area over the coming days.  The test sites will be closed through Friday. Categories: Local News Tags: Coronavirus, testing