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.