CCU Hosting Free COVID-19 Testing Event Monday | Covid-19 coverage
Coastal Carolina University will host a free community COVID-19 testing clinic on Monday, September 28, according to a statement from the university.
The HC Department of Health and Environmental Control will be the testing agency, and the clinic is free and open to the public.
The event will begin at 10 a.m. Monday in the KK parking lot behind Lackey Chapel. According to the statement, there will be opportunities for test drives and walk-in. See a map guide here.
DHEC encourages individuals to pre-register for the Monday testing event by visiting https://scdhec.gov/GetTested.
When you pre-register, you will receive an email with details of the tests, including a QR code. DHEC asks you to bring the QR code to show when registering on the site so that you can be advanced in the testing process.
For those who live within the CCU campus community, you can access the walk-in testing by taking the walking path to the testing area, which enters near Lackey Chapel.
The university says this testing opportunity is ideal for those waiting to be tested, who are on the move in the community, who are not able to physically distance themselves or wear a mask, think they may have. be exposed to COVID-19, or are simply interested in getting tested.
The university is also urging students in quarantine not to leave the quarantine zone to be tested.
According to DHEC, those who test will receive an email from DHEC with the test results within 48 to 72 hours.
If a person tests positive, they will be contacted by DHEC to explain the isolation criteria and will receive a letter from DHEC regarding the criteria for release from isolation.
The university asks those who test positive to notify the university by sending an email to [email protected], at that time, a representative from the university will follow up with important information.
“Keeping the university informed allows us to provide the services and support you need,” the university said in the statement. “It also helps the campus maintain accurate data over the week. COVID-19 Dashboard. “
The CCU noted that National Guard troops can assist with traffic, which is part of DHEC’s standard event procedure.