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Free testing sponsored by DHEC will be available October 17, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Kingstree High School, 616 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Kingstree. *Preregistration encouraged

DHEC-sponsored testing is always no-cost, open to anyone regardless of symptoms, and doesn't require a referral, although preregistering is recommended. Get your results within 72 hours. Visit

The information is subject to change, and current as of 8 a.m. today. Visit testing for the most current information.

Who Should Get Tested? 

If you are out and about in the community, we recommend you get tested at least once a month. Routine testing allows public health workers to diagnose those who are asymptomatic and interrupt the ongoing spread of the virus. Learn more about who should get tested here.

Permanent Testing Sites

There are currently 219 permanent testing sites across the state, many open seven days a week. Find a permanent testing location near you at

Why Testing for COVID-19 is Important

Testing for COVID-19 is essential because it helps identify people who are infected with the virus, whether or not they have symptoms, so they can isolate themselves and keep those around them from becoming infected, especially at-risk individuals who can develop life-threatening illness if they contract the virus. Identifying those with COVID-19 who have symptoms helps ensure they receive the medical treatment they need.