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Flu/Covid Drive-through Testing Sites

Starting Monday, November 28, there will be free, drive-through testing for both Flu and Covid-19 provided at three locations: Fountain Inn High School, MT Anderson Support Center, and Northside Park. GCS students, employees, and their household contacts can get tested. Results will be provided in approximately 1 hour. 

An important change from last year: parents and employees are responsible for reporting any positive results directly to the school or their supervisor. DHEC has again contracted Mako Medical to administer the testing. For more information, go to the GCS website or click here: English and Spanish.

There are some notable changes from the process last year:

Positive Results:
For Students:
Covid Positive Results – tell the parent to have their student stay home, and then school reports in SAS and awaits guidance
Flu Positive Results– tell parents to have their student stay home until they are well enough to return and fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication

Employees:
Covid Positive Results – the employee should  stay home, and then school reports in SAS and awaits guidance (the employee may be eligible for Covid leave)
Flu Positive Results – the employee should stay home until they’re well enough to return and fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication (may use sick leave, but not eligible for Covid leave)