MUSC to open free COVID-19 testing sites around the state to reach minority communities

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Medical University of South Carolina is preparing to open free COVID-19 testing sites across the state.

Officials with MUSC say the goal is to reach minority communities that have been hit hard by the virus, but may not have easy access to testing sites.

The first free testing clinic opened at Eau Claire High School in Columbia on Wednesday.

Potential patients can drive through or walk up to the site for COVID-19 testing. The results will be sent to their phone within a few days.

MUSC tells News 2 more information about which cities will have the free testing sites will be announced in the coming days.

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