Charleston restaurants partner with MUSC to offer free COVID-19 tests

Updated: Jan. 7, 2021 at 4:00 AM EST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in South Carolina, two restaurants in downtown Charleston are partnering with the Medical University of South Carolina to offer COVID-19 tests.

Scott Shor, the managing partner of Edmund’s Oast, said he teamed up with Michael Shemtov, owner of Butcher & Bee, and Raven Cliff Co. owner Stephen Zoukis, to come up with an idea to offer free walk-up tests.

“We presented the idea [to MUSC] that we could host a COVID testing site that is accessible, free, didn’t require advanced sign-up forms, no insurance; anyone could sign up for,” Shor said.

Shor says they were especially interested in reaching people in the food and beverage and hospitality industries, but anyone can receive a test.

Residents will be able to get a free COVID-19 test administered by MUSC frontline workers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays in the parking lot behind Edmund’s Oast and Butcher & Bee located at 1081 Morrison Drive.

People are asked to bring a form of identification.

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