Rapid COVID-19 tests soon will be available in every South Carolina public school to conduct testing on a regular basis, with parent consent, Gov. Henry McMaster said Thursday evening during a news conference.
The BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests were provided to South Carolina by the federal government and will be deployed to every school in the state by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), in coordination with the South Carolina Department of Education.
Testing will be voluntary and parental consent will be required before a child can be tested. Testing in schools will be conducted on a regular basis, and results