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South Carolina is one of the most beautiful places in the United States to call home. However, our local weather can be extreme – high temps and thick humidity in the summer and chilly winter weather during cold months. As a local HVAC company in West Ashley, SC, we know how crucial it is to have a quality HVAC system in your home and experienced technicians to keep it working correctly.

With more than 35 years of serving the Lowcountry, we are proud to be an active part of our local community. As your neighbors, we are here for all of your HVAC needs, whether you need a new AC unit installed this summer or a heat pump replacement this winter. With a reliable team of NATE-certified technicians and decades of experience in our industry, no HVAC project is too big or small for us to handle.

We offer highly competitive pricing and convenient financing options for all of our clients. At the end of the day, our goal is to make it easy and affordable to live comfortably in your home all year long. We are committed to hard work, honesty, and integrity with every service we offer. If you aren’t 100% satisfied with our work, we’ll do our part to make it right.

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Here are just a few of the reasons why homeowners and business owners in South Carolina trust Action Heating & Air Conditioning:

  • We have been serving clients in South Carolina since 1983 – before many of our clients were even born!
  • We provide a wide range of HVAC services for both heating and air conditioning.
  • We are committed to giving our clients the highest quality products and services at affordable prices.
  • As a Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer, we have the best HVAC units available.
  • We are members of the South Carolina Association of Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors.
  • We are members of our local Chamber of Commerce and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America.

If you need a trusted AC repair company in West Ashley, know that our team is geared up and ready to help you today. While you browse our website, have a look at just a few of our specialties here at Action Heating & Air Conditioning:

Air Conditioning Repair in West Ashley, SC

Summers in the Lowcountry are hot, humid, and sticky. After a long day at the beach or downtown with your friends, nothing feels better than kicking back on the sofa while your air conditioning cools you off. On the other hand, nothing feels worse than walking into your home and feeling warm, stale air hit your face. Those who know, know – having your AC go out during a South Carolina summer is no joke. With time, a relatively minor inconvenience can turn into a real health problem.

In situations like these, something has probably gone wrong with your HVAC system. If your AC has stopped working in the middle of summer, it’s time to call Action Heating & Air Conditioning right away. Our team of certified HVAC professionals has years of experience repairing and servicing AC equipment. It doesn’t matter how old your unit is or what brand you bought – we have the skills to get your home comfort system up and running in no time.

Here are just a few of the AC issues that our talented team can help solve for you:
Air Conditioning Drainage Block

Air Conditioning Drainage Block

Over time, condensation builds up in your AC equipment because of its cooling process. This accumulated byproduct must be drained regularly, or the increased amounts of moisture can damage your air conditioner’s components.

Air Conditioning Drainage Block

Air Conditioning Refrigerant Leak

Refrigerant is the substance responsible for keeping your home nice and cool in the summer. When refrigerant levels drop due to a leak, it will affect your AC equipment’s ability to cool your home. If your HVAC unit isn’t blowing cold air, this could be a reason why.

Air Conditioning Drainage Block

Heater Keeps Running

This is a common AC issue in South Carolina and the U.S. in general. Sometimes this problem is fixed by switching your thermostat to “auto.” If that doesn’t work, you may have a broken thermostat or a wiring issue that needs to be addressed quickly.

Air Conditioning Drainage Block

Burning Odors

It’s normal for your heater to produce a slight burning smell if it hasn’t been used in a while. However, if you are experiencing a persistent burning smell during the summer months when your air conditioning is on, it could be a serious problem. Turn off your HVAC system immediately and call our office as soon as possible so that we may send out a technician to diagnose your problem.

Air Conditioning Drainage Block

Broken Air Conditioning Compressor Fan

This fan plays an important role in your AC unit’s heat transfer process. When your air conditioning fan breaks, your AC equipment won’t be able to cool your home off in the summer when it’s needed the most.

Our Special Offers

One of our goals as a company is to provide HVAC repair services at fair and competitive prices. In addition, we want you to feel confident about investing in high-quality heating and cooling systems without having to worry a lot about the costs. We make sure to provide honest and accurate quotes and we offer a variety of financing options. We want you to get the best bang for your buck, so here are some special offers.

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If you are experiencing any of the problems above, be sure to hire a professional contractor to fix your issues. For your safety, don’t ever try to make HVAC repairs on your own unless you are trained. When the time come to have your air conditioning system repaired, our team of licensed AC technicians will handle all of the hard work on your behalf. That way, you can stay safe and have peace of mind knowing you’re in good hands.

Air Conditioning Install in West Ashley, SC

Your HVAC system works hard all year long. If you have gone years without much maintenance or AC repair, you probably bought a great HVAC unit. However, with constant use and even normal wear and tear, even the highest-quality HVAC systems are prone to malfunctions. Eventually, it will need to be replaced.

If you need an energy-efficient, reliable cooling system for your home or business, you have come to the right place. We have decades of experience installing new AC systems for our clients and can handle any installation project you have. As a Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer, we have the most top-rated AC systems available in South Carolina.

At Action Heating & Air Conditioning, we know that buying a new air conditioner and installing it can be a huge source of stress. But when you work with us, it doesn’t have to be that way. We have made it our mission to make the AC installation process easy and efficient for our customers. That way, they can focus more on living life and enjoying their home while we work hard on their AC install in West Ashley.

Whether you plan to replace a faulty air conditioning system or need a Carrier unit for your new construction home, we have got you covered. We will work with you directly to find the best fit for your home and budget. We are also happy to answer all of your AC installation questions prior to and during your initial service appointment.

Common Signs That You Need a New AC Install in West Ashley, SC

Trying to figure out whether your air conditioner needs to be repaired or replaced can be a tricky decision to make. Most people have a hard time letting things go, and that includes AC units. It can be hard to know when to let go of the old and welcome in the new. To help save you time and make your decision a little easier, keep the following signs in mind. If you find yourself saying, “that sounds like my AC unit,” it might be time for a new air conditioning installation.

Strange Noises

Almost all air conditioners make a bit of low-level noise as they warm up and turn off. However, if you hear loud, unusual noises, it might be a sign that your air conditioner’s time is coming to an end. Buzzing and rattling noises are often indicators of a loose part. Grinding and whistling noises may mean something more serious is happening. Because these issues won’t dissipate over time, it’s crucial to have your air conditioner examined if you hear loud, strange noises.

Frequent Repairs

West Ashley AC repair is essential for keeping your air conditioner working efficiently. Sometimes, however, it makes more sense from a cost perspective to install a replacement system. This is especially true if your repairs are racking up. Some AC experts suggest using the “$5,000 rule” if you’re considering a new AC install. Simply multiply the age of your air conditioner by the costs you have been paying to repair your unit. If that amount is over $5,000, it may make more financial sense to install a new air conditioner rather than pay for expensive repairs throughout the year.

Higher Energy Bills

If you notice that your energy bill has significantly increased in price, it could be a sign that your HVAC unit is struggling to cool your home effectively. Try to be mindful of your air conditioner’s cooling cycles. If you notice frequent cycles, even in the summer, it could be the reason for your increased energy bill. In these cases, it’s best to have an expert test your system to see if a repair or replacement option is best for your family.

Age of Air Conditioning Unit

This sign is a no-brainer and one of the easiest ways to tell if you need to install a new AC system. On average, your HVAC unit will have a lifespan of 12 to 15 years. If your unit is more than ten years old and doesn’t have the “pizzaz” that it once had, it might be time to think about installing a new air conditioning unit.

R-22 Refrigerant

Old air conditioners usually require a type of refrigerant called R-22. This substance is very harmful to the environment and has been all but outlawed on newer HVAC systems. If your AC unit is old enough to require R-22, you should give serious thought to replacing your system with a newer, environmentally friendly solution.

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Protecting Your Investment

Your air conditioning system works very hard every day, all year long to keep your home comfy and cool. Machines that work hard year-round are going to require maintenance and ongoing services to stay operational.

As a family-owned and operated HVAC company in West Ashley, SC, we know better than anyone how expensive it can be to maintain an AC unit. We know that money doesn’t grow on trees. We also understand that finding last-minute resources to fix an air conditioning system can be challenging. That is why we offer extended warranties for your new or existing AC equipment. With an extended warranty from Action Heating & Air Conditioning, you benefit from repairs, replacement, and additional services covered under warranty. That way, you can enjoy your HVAC products as long as possible.

If you’re having second thoughts about purchasing an extended warranty, consider these points:
  • Generally speaking, HVAC equipment lasts anywhere from 10 to 15 years. However, warranties provided by the factory will often expire before the service life of your cooling unit is over. With an extended warranty, your indoor comfort system is covered even if the factory warranty expires.
  • Having an extended warranty on your AC system gives you the chance to project and plan for any HVAC costs. This helps you balance your budget and anticipate expenses so you aren’t caught off guard. Having a warranty will also help protect your budget against increases in labor and parts costs due to inflation.
  • If you’re thinking of selling your home, having an extended warranty may help raise your home’s value. You may also be able to transfer your extended warranty to your new home if you choose to do so.

Latest News in West Ashley

Kiawah Island celebrates second annual 'Save Kiawah Bobcats Week'

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) — Once on the decline, the Kiawah bobcat population is making a comeback.It all started about four years ago when biologists noticed a change. The main reason- anticoagulants in rodenticides.“The primary cause for the decline was direct mortality from basically bobcats bio-accumulating these anticoagulants in their system, basically causing them to die," said Town of Kiawah Biologist Jim Jordan.However, this year there have been some positive trends in the population. One of th...

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) — Once on the decline, the Kiawah bobcat population is making a comeback.

It all started about four years ago when biologists noticed a change. The main reason- anticoagulants in rodenticides.

“The primary cause for the decline was direct mortality from basically bobcats bio-accumulating these anticoagulants in their system, basically causing them to die," said Town of Kiawah Biologist Jim Jordan.

However, this year there have been some positive trends in the population. One of those trends show two of the three female bobcats with collars have successfully had kittens- something they did not see last year.

“This year, our survival rate for the cats is 83%. So five out of six that we captured this past winter are still alive. Whereas in the prior two years, our survival rates were between 25 and 33%. So we've almost tripled or quadrupled the survival rate,” said Jordan.

People who live and work on the island have seen the bobcats and explain how beneficial the predators are to the environment around them.

“I was here about a week and a half ago coming into work about 9:30 and I encountered a bobcat mother and she was kind of walking along the edge of the parking lot and was looking for food. This is probably about first time I’ve ever personally seen one in my life," said resident Bill Kufner.

“These encounters are actually a good sign that the environment's not being changed because of the buildings and stuff going up. I think it has a big environmental impact to have a predatory animal on the island other than the American alligator that we have here," he said.

Kiawah town council created a campaign that allows residents to take a pledge to not use rodenticides.

“it is a voluntary program and when they pledge, they become what we call a Bobcat Guardian and Save Kiawah Bobcats Week is actually just a continuation of being able to put the information out there and make people aware of it every year," said Stephanie Braswell, Town of Kiawah Communications Manager.

This is the second annual Save Kiawah Bobcats Week, which has been deemed the second week of October. Be sure to follow Town of Kiawah on social media to see rare footage and to take the pledge.

Bank of South Carolina Corporation Announces Third Quarter Earnings & James Island Office

CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bank of South Carolina Corporation (Nasdaq: BKSC) announced unaudited earnings of $1,726,937, or $0.31 and $0.30 basic and diluted earnings per share, respectively, for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 – an increase of $23,666, or 1.39%, from earnings for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 of $1,703,271, or $0.31 and $0.30 basic and diluted earnings per share, respectively. Unaudited earnings for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 increased $480,271, or 10.16%, to $5,205,6...

CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bank of South Carolina Corporation (Nasdaq: BKSC) announced unaudited earnings of $1,726,937, or $0.31 and $0.30 basic and diluted earnings per share, respectively, for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 – an increase of $23,666, or 1.39%, from earnings for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 of $1,703,271, or $0.31 and $0.30 basic and diluted earnings per share, respectively. Unaudited earnings for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 increased $480,271, or 10.16%, to $5,205,696 compared to $4,725,425 for the nine months ended September 20, 2020. Annualized returns on average assets and average equity for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 were 1.23% and 12.64%, respectively, compared with September 30, 2020 annualized returns on average assets and average equity of 1.28% and 11.77%, respectively.

The Bank of South Carolina Corporation also announced a new future banking office at 1730 Maybank Highway on James Island. The bank will occupy an existing building, which will undergo renovation next year, and anticipates opening in the second quarter of 2023.

Fleetwood S. Hassell, President of the Bank of South Carolina, stated, "We are encouraged with our earnings to-date despite relatively low loan demand. Nonetheless, considerable contributions provided by our mortgage operation have helped to offset the impact of compressed lending margins. We have processed all forgiveness requests related to round one of the PPP program, and we are actively assisting clients with round two. The bank remains well capitalized by regulatory measures, and we'll continue to manage our expenses closely.

As we approach the second anniversary of the opening of our North Charleston office, which continues to grow and prosper, we are pleased to announce further growth within our market. This new office on James Island will not only allow us to better serve our existing clients on James Island and the surrounding islands, but it affords us the opportunity to introduce our kind of banking to new clients as well. We look forward to the future opening of this office and to finishing out another successful year."

The following table shows the balance sheet and income statement highlights:

About Bank of South Carolina Corporation

The Bank of South Carolina Corporation is the holding company of The Bank of South Carolina ("The Bank"). The Bank is a South Carolina state-chartered bank with offices in Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville, Mt. Pleasant, and the West Ashley community and has been in continuous operation since 1987. A sixth office at 1730 Maybank Highway on James Island is anticipated to open in the second quarter of 2023. Our website is www.banksc.com. Bank of South Carolina Corporation currently trades its common stock on the NASDAQ stock market under the symbol "BKSC".

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Swimmers capture state championships

The Ashley Ridge, Fort Dorchester and Summerville swim teams all walked away from this year’s state meet with a since of accomplishment.The Swamp Foxes turned in the best team performance among the Summerville-area schools during the Class AAAAA Swim Championships at the North Charleston Aquatic Center Oct. 9-11 while individual state championships were captured by both a Patriots swimmer and a Green Wave swimmer.Summerville’s Cassidy Lima won the Girls 50-yard Freestyle event with a 23.92 time and won the 100 Free ...

The Ashley Ridge, Fort Dorchester and Summerville swim teams all walked away from this year’s state meet with a since of accomplishment.

The Swamp Foxes turned in the best team performance among the Summerville-area schools during the Class AAAAA Swim Championships at the North Charleston Aquatic Center Oct. 9-11 while individual state championships were captured by both a Patriots swimmer and a Green Wave swimmer.

Summerville’s Cassidy Lima won the Girls 50-yard Freestyle event with a 23.92 time and won the 100 Free with a 52.14 time. She also helped the Lady Green Wave 200 Free Relay Team to an eighth-place finish and the Summerville 200 Medley Relay Team to a 13th place finish.

This is the second consecutive year Lima has turned in a Top 10 performance in multiple events. At last year’s state championships she placed third in the 50 Free and seventh in the 100 Free.

Fort Dorchester’s Madelyn Routhier qualified for last year’s championships, but wasn’t able to compete because her team had to quarantine the week of the event. The senior did make a splash at this year’s championships, winning the Girls 100 Butterfly with a 56.32 time and placing third in the 50 Free with a 24.10 finish. She also helped the Lady Patriots 400 Free Relay Team to a ninth-place finish.

While none of the area teams had a swimmer win an event during the boys’ championships, there were some strong performances on the boys’ side.

Summerville’s Parker Azevedo placed third in the 50 Free with a 21.37 time and sixth in the 100 Fly with a 52.91 time. Ashley Ridge’s Jack Jonas placed fifth in the 500 Free with a 4:49.44 time and fourth in the 100 Backstroke with a 55.17 time. Danny Zlatev led the Fort Dorchester Boys, placing 10th in both the 50 Free and 100 Free.

With Olivia Ackerman leading the way, the Ashley Ridge Girls tallied 117.50 points to place ninth out of 40 teams competing. Wando, which won the meet with 412 points, was the only other Lowcountry team in the Top 10.

Ackerman placed eighth in the 50 Free and 14th in the 100 Free and helped the Lady Swamp Foxes’ 200 Free Relay Team to a sixth-place finish and their 400 Free Relay Team to a 13th place finish.

The Summerville Girls placed 13th with 102 points and the Fort Dorchester Girls placed 14th with 95 points.

JL Mann won the boys’ meet with 314 points. Ashley Ridge tallied 105 points to place 14th and edge out two of its Region 8-AAAAA foes. West Ashley finished with 103 points to place 15th and Summerville tallied 98 points to place 16th. Fort Dorchester finished with 64.50 points to place 19th.

AR Results:

Hayden Southern-26th 200 Free and 24th 500 Freestyle

Courtney Tedesco- 19th 200 IM and 13th 100 Backstroke

Olivia Ackerman- 8th 50 Free and 14th 100 Free

Kennedy Elwood-22nd 50 Free and 25th 100 Free

Bella Grossman- 26th 100 Butterfly

Emma Christie- 17th 100 Breaststroke

Matt Cannavaro- 18th 100 Breast

Jack Jonas- 5th 500 Free and 4th 100 Back

Lucas Millard- 24th 50 Free and 25th 100 Free

Aiden Peterson- 30th 200 Free

Cohen Phillips- 18th 200 IM and 11th 100 Breast

Logan Southern- 10th 200 Free and 22nd 500 Free

AR Girls 200 Medley Relay (Tedesco, Christie, Grossman, Elwood)- 7th

AR Girls 200 Free Relay (Ackerman, Southern, Tedesco, Elwood)-6th

AR Girls 400 Free Relay (Natalie Wight, Kyra Boykin, Ackerman, Southern)- 13th

AR Boys 200 Free Relay (Jonas, Phillips, Cannavaro, Logan Southern)- 11th

AR Boys 400 Free Relay (Jonas, Southern, Millard, Peterson)- 13th

SHS Results:

Cassidy Lima- 1st 50 Free and 1st 100 Free

Marlie Crosby- 13th 100 Free

Asher Jarrad- 28th 200 Free and 30th 100 Fly

Parker Azevedo- 3rd 50 Free and 6th 100 Fly

Luke Brusseau- 19th 50 Free

Will Cumbie- 26th 500 Free

Luke Brusseau- 16th 100 Back

Summerville Girls 200 Medley Relay (Lima, Grace Marsaa, Helen Hamilton, Crosby)- 13th

Summerville Girls 200 Free Relay (Hamilton, Marsaa, Crosby, Lima)- 8th

Summerville Boys 200m Freestyle Relay (Azevedo, Brusseau, Cumbie, Jarrad)- 7th

FD Results:

Payton Schrader- 22nd 200 Free and 24th 100 Back

Madelyn Routhier- 1st 100 Fly and 3rd 50 Free

Amaris Belt- 27th 50 Free and 20th 100 Free

Peyton Wood- 25th 500 Free

Sydney Fennell- 25th 100 Back

Brady Coppo- 23rd 200 Free and 20th 100 Back

Danny Zlatev- 10th 50 Free and 10th 100 Free

Ivan Wilson- 14th 50 Free and 11th 100 Free

FD Girls 200 Medley Relay (Fennell, Norah Lightburn, Routhier, Belt)- 12th

FD Girls 200 Free Relay (Lightburn, Schrader, Wood, Kai Bergmann)- 19th

FD Girls 400 Free Relay (Routhier, Schrader, Fennell, Belt)- 9th

FD Boys 200 Medley Relay (Coppo, Zlatev, Gryffin Routhier, Wilson)- 15th

FD Boys 400 Free Relay (Wilson, Zlatev, Coppo, Routhier)- 17th

CARTA announces free connections at North Bridge for cyclists and pedestrians

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) will begin a new initiative that helps cyclists and pedestrians looking to cross North Bridge in West Ashley.Free connections are set to begin October 3rd, allowing free transportation between stops on either side of North Bridge for cyclists and pedestrians. The new initiative also allows bicycles to be taken on the bus from one side of the bridge to the other for free.North Bridge does not currently have amenities fo...

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) will begin a new initiative that helps cyclists and pedestrians looking to cross North Bridge in West Ashley.

Free connections are set to begin October 3rd, allowing free transportation between stops on either side of North Bridge for cyclists and pedestrians. The new initiative also allows bicycles to be taken on the bus from one side of the bridge to the other for free.

North Bridge does not currently have amenities for cyclists and pedestrians, however, CARTA’s new initiative also allows cyclists to bring their bicycles on the bus in between stops.

“CARTA is committed to connecting the region by providing safe and reliable transportation to anyone who needs it,” says Mike Seekings, CARTA Board of Directors Chairman. “This new offering will help bridge the safety gap that currently exists so that everyone, regardless of socioeconomic ability will be able to safely cross the North Bridge.”

North Bridge is a section of Route 32 which covers hourly connections between North Charleston and West Ashley through the bridge with stops in North Charleston Superstop, Ashley Landing Mall, and Citadel Mall.

Route 32 service will be doubled, and wait times will be cut in half once the enhanced service begins in October, and will happen every half-hour Monday through Saturday, every hour on Sunday.

According to SCDOT, there have been nine pedestrian/bicycle/motor collisions on the bridge between 2014 and 2017, with three pedestrian/bicycle/motor fatalities reported since 2018.

“Increasing the frequency of Route 32 and allowing bikes on the 32 bus as needed are important and appreciated steps toward a better, more accessible North Bridge crossing for all,” says Charleston Moves Executive Director Katie Zimmerman. “These improvements will offer more safe crossing opportunities to work, appointments, and visiting family.”

The needed structural improvements to North Bridge are underway through the Better North Bridge Project.

The Better North Bridge Project is a collaborative effort between Charleston County, Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments, and Charleston Moves that aims to provide a permanent, standalone bike and pedestrian crossing between North Charleston and West Ashley.

Locals can see full route details and bus tracking in the Transit App which is available to download from the App Store and Google Play.

CCSD board extends mask mandate; district offers testing to all students and staff

Charleston County School District is extending its mask requirement by 30 days, meaning all students, staff and visitors will be required to wear masks in its schools until at least Nov. 12.The board of trustees voted 8-1 to move back the expiration date at an Oct. 11 meeting. The mandate was originally supposed to end on Oct. 15.The district started enforcing the mandate last month, saying students who refused to wear a mask or did not have a religious or medical exemption would have to learn virtually. The decision sparked se...

Charleston County School District is extending its mask requirement by 30 days, meaning all students, staff and visitors will be required to wear masks in its schools until at least Nov. 12.

The board of trustees voted 8-1 to move back the expiration date at an Oct. 11 meeting. The mandate was originally supposed to end on Oct. 15.

The district started enforcing the mandate last month, saying students who refused to wear a mask or did not have a religious or medical exemption would have to learn virtually. The decision sparked several small protests outside of Charleston County schools and the previous board meeting.

Cindy Bohn Coats was the only board member who voted against the mask extension. At the meeting, Coats asked Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait for data on the percentage of students who were wearing masks back when they were optional. Postlewait said the district was did not track mask usage before the mandate was enforced.

“There was this massive conversation in September about protection and I just can’t find this massive number of students who were not doing it,” Coats said during a phone interview with The Post and Courier after the meeting.

Coats has either voted against or abstained from all votes on mask mandates this school year.

The board received legal advice about the mandate in a closed session before the vote. After exiting the closed session, the board directed staff and public health experts “to develop guidelines to inform mask requirements for the remainder of the school year.”

Postlewait also said the number of COVID-19 infections had declined in recent weeks. There were just over 200 cases during the week of Sept. 27, down from a high of 473 cases the week of Aug. 30.

Additionally, the district announced it was offering more testing for students and staff members in an effort to control the spread of the virus. Chief Operating Officer Jeff Borowy said testing is available at seven schools.

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, testing is available at Laing Middle School in Mount Pleasant, the Cooper River Center for Advanced Studies in North Charleston and the West Ashley Center for Advanced Studies.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, people can get tested in the cafeterias at St. Johns High School on Johns Island, the old Lincoln High School building in McClellanville and the old C.C. Blaney Elementary School in Hollywood.

Testing is available at the Burke High School cafeteria on Saturdays.

The testing is funded by a grant from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental control. The DHEC grant covers the testing costs.

Students and staff members can sign up for a test by visiting rrtesting.app/SCSchools. Students and employees will also have to fill out a consent form prior to their testing appointment, which can be found at ccsdschools.com.

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