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COVID-19 drive-thru testing locations open this weekend statewide

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Health will offer 18 drive-through events across the state this weekend to make COVID-19 testing available to Tennesseans who are concerned about their health or the health of their family members.

On Saturday, April 25, ten COVID-19 drive-through testing sites will be open at the following locations in Tennessee:

Bledsoe County  Bledsoe County High School                      877 Main Street, Pikeville  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Gibson CountyMilan Elementary School1100 Middle Road, Milan12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Greene CountyGreene County Fairgrounds                                   123 Fairgrounds Circle, Greeneville9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Hamilton CountyOpus Inspections Emissions Testing1620 Riverfront Parkway, Chattanooga8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Jefferson CountyWalters State Community College,Great Smoky Mountains Expo Center1615 Pavilion Drive, White Pine9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Knox CountyKnoxville City Auditorium, Parking Area                                                                         500 Howard Baker Ave., Knoxville10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Maury CountyColumbia State Community College1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Shelby CountyChrist Community Health Center969 Frayser Blvd., Memphis12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Smith CountySmith County Ag Center159 Ag Center Lane, Carthage12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Williamson CountyWilliamson County Ag Expo Center4215 Long Lane, Franklin9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

On Sunday, April 26, eight COVID-19 drive-through testing sites will be open at the following locations in Tennessee:

Anderson CountyRoane State Community College,Oak Ridge Campus701 Briarcliff Ave., Oak Ridge9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Franklin CountySouthern Middle Tennessee Pavilion1041 Wilton Circle, Winchester11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hamilton CountyOpus Inspections Emissions Testing1620 Riverfront Parkway, Chattanooga8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hawkins CountyVolunteer High School1050 Volunteer St., Church Hill9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Henderson CountyFirst Methodist Church27 East Church St., Lexington12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Lawrence CountyRotary Park        927 North Military Ave., Lawrenceburg12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Montgomery CountyMontgomery County Health Department330 Pageant Lane, Clarksville9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Putnam CountyPutnam County Health Department701 County Services Drive, Cookeville12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Anyone with health concerns, or who has concerns about the health of a family member, is invited to come to one of these locations this weekend to receive testing for COVID-19. This testing will be provided at no cost to participants, and those who come for testing can remain in their vehicles throughout the process of collecting their samples.

Health department nurses and/or National Guard medics at each site will collect nasal swabs from those who want to be tested, and test results may be available within 72 hours after the samples arrive at the lab, depending on lab volume. 

Information will be provided at the testing locations on what participants can expect after being tested. This information is also available online at www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/TestedGuidance.pdf.

Those who wish to be tested for COVID-19 at these events should be prepared to share their contact information so health department staff members can provide their test results. Everyone who is tested will be contacted about their test results, whether they are negative or positive, and given further instructions to protect their health and the health of those around them. Anyone tested at these events should be prepared to isolate themselves at home while awaiting their test results.

TDH has had high participation in drive-through testing events. Those in line at a testing site by the announced closing time will be served if possible. Please note public restroom facilities are not available at the drive-through testing events.

TDH also offers COVID-19 testing at no cost to patients throughout the week at our local county health departments. Learn more about TDH drive-through testing events this weekend and other locations for testing at www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov/remote-assessment-sites.html.

Tennessee’s Coronavirus Public Information Lines are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., CDT daily at 833-556-2476 or 877-857-2945.

TDH is posting updated COVID-19 case numbers by 2 p.m. CDT each day at www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html. Find additional information at www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19.html and www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

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