Have You Been Exposed?
We will update this information as it becomes available.
We have received several inquiries about what to do now and the bottom line is the church is not a medical facility and we cannot dispense advice. However, we’ve done some research and we can answer a few questions.
Q. Have I Been Exposed?
We don’t have a definitive answer for you. Everybody’s interactions with our clergy are as different as the individuals concerned. If you received communion from one of our clergy after their exposure date (see dates above) and before they are released from isolation, then you have been exposed and should self-quarantine as directed.
Beyond taking communion from somebody who has tested positive, to determine if you’ve been exposed and to see the latest recommendations for quarantine, please check authoritative sources such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC.gov).
Q. Should I be tested?
If you have been exposed and have symptoms then you should be tested. People without symptoms should self-monitor for 14 days after exposure. The CDC website lists the symptoms associated with COVID-19 as fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
Dr. Edward O’Bryan, St. Andrew’s parishioner and Telemedicine Director for MUSC’s Emergency Department and TeleHealth Department told us this, “Anyone with exposure and symptoms can use www.MUSC.care for free to see if they need testing. Just use the promo-code COVID19 at the payment screen. When asked, note your exposure and your symptoms. People without symptoms should self monitor for 14 days and do not qualify for testing until they have symptoms. If testing is indicated, you will be directed to the MUSC drive through testing center in the Citadel Mall parking lot.” (Roper St Francis offers similar services.)