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Free COVID-19 testing at the Pelicans' stadium this Saturday

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has partnered with Tidelands Health and other facilities to offer large-scale community testing program along the Grand Strand. Businesses are encouraged to send their employees to these free COVID-19 testing events. Wait time is usually under one hour at the drive-through sites.

What You Need to Know...

Testing is free and open to everyone ages two and older. Pre-screening is not required. Individuals under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to give consent for testing. Participants simply drive up to be tested and remain in their car throughout the process.

Specimens from the drive-thru events are sent to DHEC labs for testing, wit results typically available in five business days. Here are the next testing dates, times and locations...

Saturday, August 1, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (or while supplies last), Myrtle Beach Pelicans Stadium, 1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach

Saturday, August 1, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (or while supplies last), Chesterfield Missionary Baptist Church, 8591 SC-90, Longs (Provider: Little River Medical Center)

Tuesday, August 4, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. (or while supplies last), North Myrtle Beach Drag Strip, 2001 Star Bluff, Longs (Provider: Careteam Plus Family Health & Specialty Care)