Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing in North Augusta and Aiken – WFXG

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Medical technician, handles supplies in a Coronavirus disease screening drive-thru, Photo Date: March 31, 2020

Medical technician, handles supplies in a Coronavirus disease screening drive-thru, Photo Date: March 31, 2020

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AIKEN COUNTY, SC, (WFXG) – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is hosting two free drive-thru coronavirus testing events in North Augusta and one in Aiken in the coming week.

On Sept. 22 and 24, the BEC Complex in North Augusta will conduct tests from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The address is 5955 Jefferson Davis Hwy.

On Sept. 27, testing will be in Aiken from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Mary’s Help of Christians Church, 138 Fairfield St. SE.

DHEC is hosting these events in conjunction with Emergency Medical Technicians and they want to remind everyone that:

  • Getting tested will help you to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community.  
  • Symptoms of COVID-19 may be similar to other common illnesses and can vary from person to person and getting tested can let you know for sure if you have the virus.  
  • Some people who are infected may have no symptoms. This means you could spread the virus without even knowing it.  
  • Minority groups and those with underlying health conditions are at increased risk for severe illness and death from COVID-19 

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Author: The Covid-19 Channel