COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) is closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and is making operational changes to minimize the spread of the virus.

Employees who have the capability to work from home are doing so, and those who must be in the office are working on staggered shifts and are practicing social distancing. GGC is also prohibiting non-essential visitors to our campus.

Our employees have been instructed on standard procedures to prevent the spread of this illness such as hand washing, social distancing, and staying home if they are exhibiting any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or other contagious illnesses. We are also maximizing cleaning efforts in all common areas of all of our offices.

To our knowledge, no GGC employee or patient has tested positive for COVID-19.

While GGC will remain open, patients with upcoming clinical appointments are being contacted to arrange visits via telegenetics or are being rescheduled to a later date. 

GGC's Diagnostic Laboratories remain open to accept clinical samples with no delay in processing. Saliva swab kits can be ordered here to be sent to patient homes, and GGC has created a patient instructional video to assist in the collection of these samples.

GGC does not provide testing for COVID-19. If you are a GGC patient and are experiencing symptoms such as fever, coughing, and shortness of breath, contact your primary healthcare provider. Virtual evaluations for COVID-19 can also be arranged through several healthcare organizations across South Carolina. More information on these virtual services can be found here.         

GGC is closely monitoring information from the CDC and assessing how this may further impact Center procedures and activities. Additional changes to our operations will be shared on this page.
 

RESOURCES


Should you have concerns or questions about our preparedness or wish to speak with a staff member regarding an upcoming appointment at GGC, please contact the office where you are scheduled. 

Columbia: 1-800-679-5390 

Charleston: 1-866-588-4363 

Florence: 1-843-664-2983 

Greenville: 1-866-478-4363 

Greenwood: 1-888-442-4363

 

Updated 04/01/2020

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