AME testing

The Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church will host a series of free COVID-19 testing sites across South Carolina July 8-11.

“The number of positive COVID-19 cases here in the state continues to skyrocket, and Black South Carolinians are disproportionately affected,” said Bishop Samuel L. Green, Sr., Presiding Bishop of the Seventh Episcopal District of the AME Church. “As an invested and committed entity in the South Carolina community, we want to help by offering a series of free testing sites so that everyone may know their status and continue their personal responsibility to keep themselves and others safe.”

No prior registration or doctor’s referral is required to be tested. Each site offers free walk-up and drive-through testing.

The free COVID-19 testing site dates and locations are detailed below.

Wednesday, July 8:

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Weston Chapel AME Church

805 E. Cambridge Ave.

Greenwood, SC 29646

Host Pastor: Rev. Furman Miller

Presiding Elders Scott & Richardson

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Fairfield Middle School

728 U.S. 321 Bypass

Winnsboro, SC 29180

Host Pastor: Rev. Yvonne Feaster

Presiding Elders McPherson, Coleman & Merrick

Thursday, July 9:

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Weston Chapel AME Church

428 S. Richardson St.

Latta, SC 29565

Host Pastor: Rev. Leonard Simmons

Presiding Elders Postell, Cooper & Coe

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Good Hope AME Church

1849 Carver School Road

Cope, SC 29030

Host Pastor: Dr. Georgeann Pringle

Presiding Elders Young, Gaston & Temoney

Friday, July 10:

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Hopewell AME Church

30704 County Line Road

Hemingway, SC 29554

Host Pastor: Rev. Jarrett Washington

Presiding Elders Drayton, Keith & Harper

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Conway Sport and Fitness Center

1515 Millpond Road

Conway, SC 29526

Host Pastor: Rev. William Miller

Presiding Elders Coe, Cooper & Postell

Saturday, July 11:

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Colleton County High School

150 Cougar Nation Drive

Walterboro, SC 29488

Host Pastor: Rev. Kathy Snider

Presiding Elders Anderson, Parrott & Goff

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Greater Macedonia AME Church

725 Savage Road

Charleston, SC 29414

Host Pastor: Dr. Lawrence Gordon

Presiding Elders Anderson, Parrott & Goff

The testing will be conducted by MAJL Diagnostic Laboratories, a service-disabled, small business that offers national laboratory testing and diagnostics with headquarters in Atlanta. MAJL is accredited by the College of American Pathologist (CAP) and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).

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