As Charleston County begins to take steps towards normal operations, this is a series of printable items, some from the CDC, for posting in common areas. Please distribute as needed!
Charleston County Government’s Pubic Safety Directorate and Fetter Health Care to Open COVID-19 Mobile Screening and Testing Sites
The Charleston County Public Safety Directorate including EMS and Emergency Management is partnering with Fetter Heath Care Network (FHCN) to offer mobile COVID-19 screening and testing sites. The mobile site will be in different communities across Charleston County beginning May 4, 2020. Screening and testing will be conducted Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The site will include walk-up and drive-thru stations.
Mobile testing site information:
May 4: Royal Baptist Church, 461 Luella Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405
May 5: Charity Baptist Church, 544 E Montague Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405
May 6: Fetter Healthcare, 5225 SC-165, Hollywood, SC 29449
May 7: Jane Edwards Elementary School, 1960 Jane Edwards Rd, Edisto Island, SC 29438
May 8: Magistrate Court, 995 Morrison Dr., Charleston, SC 29403
May 11: St. James Presbyterian, 1314 Secessionville Road, Charleston, SC 29412
May 12: Johns Island Library, 3531 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455
May 13: Wadmalaw Island – exact location TBD
May 14: Church of Christ, 3950 Azalea Drive, North Charleston 29405
May15: Life Center Ministry, 7190 Cross County Road, North Charleston 29418
May 18: North Charleston Community Resource Center, 3970 Whipper Barony Lane 29405
“In light of the current global pandemic, it is critical that underserved communities have access to COVID-19 testing,” said Eric Watson, Deputy County Administrator of Public Safety. “This collaborative effort with Fetter Health Care will help accomplish that goal.”
Individuals experiencing cough, fever and shortness of breath can request a screening at FetterCovid19Screening.org or by calling 1-800-365-7410 to connect with a Fetter provider who will determine the need for testing. Citizens are asked to wear face coverings and practice safe social distancing while at the mobile testing site.
Currently, all insurance providers in South Carolina are covering the cost of COVID-19 testing. Patient insurance information will processed, in order to complete testing. No co-pays or deductibles are being charged. All patients will be served regardless of their ability to pay.
About Fetter Health Care Network
Fetter Health Care Network is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) chartered as a 501c3 non-profit in the State of South Carolina in 1975. They provide comprehensive services for insured, uninsured and underserved residents in Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton and Dorchester Counties. Today, Fetter Health Care Network has 24 different sites which includes a mobile dental unit, medical laboratories, and pharmacies.
Now more then ever broadband internet is essential. Charleston County has been made aware of a program to test your speed AND improve internet access in the future.
Download the TestIt for Apple iOS
Download TestIt for Android
Test your connection in as many places as you can!
The TestIt app does not store personal data.
Once you have tested your speed here are some tips to improve your internet speed NOW!
1. Cut off bandwidth leeches by updating your security
Sometimes improving your home internet speed is as easy as tightening up your home network security. Failure to add protection to your Wi-Fi network means opening your network to freeloaders. Extra users slow your internet connection by taking up internet bandwidth.
2. Reset your router
It sounds simple, but sometimes resetting your router can speed up your internet. Just as restarting your computer can suddenly fix unknown computer issues, rebooting your wireless router can alleviate internet connection problems and boost your speeds.
3. Move your wireless router to an elevated, clear spot
It may seem obvious, but the location of your Wi-Fi router has a big impact on the strength of its signal. Position the device in a high, open space with limited obstructions for better Wi-Fi signal results. As we already mentioned, signals travel perpendicular to your router. If your router is on the ground, many of your Wi-Fi signals will travel horizontally along the floor and reach fewer parts of your home. You may be able to improve the signal and raise your internet speeds by setting up the router on the second floor if you have a multi-level home. Placing your router too close to materials like concrete or brick can limit its ability to broadcast to the rest of your home. The denser the objects around your wireless router are, the greater the signal loss.
4. Move your wireless router to a central part of your home
Again, since Wi-Fi signals spread perpendicular from your internet router, placing your router in a central spot can help maximize where your signals travel. Since you probably won’t hang your Wi-Fi router like a living room chandelier, here are some alternative locations you can place your router to boost your Wi-Fi signal and raise your internet speeds.
Best places to put your internet router
Accurate connectivity data is the foundation for investments in broadband infrastructure. Unfortunately, connectivity data provided to the Federal Communications Commission is often inaccurate and inflated – leaving many rural communities overlooked and disconnected.