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Free Covid Testing for Students and Employees

University Health Services is providing FREE Covid-19 testing on Tuesday, October 27 for USC Salkehatchie students and employees. The event will be held on both campuses:
  • Allendale - 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Walterboro - 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This event is for all students and employees - whether or not you have symptoms. DHEC recommends that you are tested at least once each month if you are frequently out in the community.
The COVID-19 tests will be self-collected nasal swabs (lower nasal).  This technique only requires the individual to place the Q-tip inside the nares, turn 3-5 times, place in the other nares and turn the swab 3-5 times. This is NOT the deep nasopharyngeal swab. 
Participating students will be registered to win a $20 Target gift card!
Bring a friend and help stop the spread!