Tennessee’s Unified Command Continues to Focus on Rural Counties with COVID-19 Testing Events this Weekend
Nashville, TN (STL.News) Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group will open drive through COVID-19 testing sites in each of Tennessee’s grand divisions on Saturday, Nov. 7, in its ongoing effort to curb rising rural cases.
Saturday’s COVID-19 testing is free to those who want to receive a test. Testing sites will be open from 9 a.m. to noon, local time, and will stay open until all individuals in the vehicle line have received tests. The testing locations are as follows:
2400 W. Main St.
Martin Fire Station #3
126 University Plaza Drive
Macon County Fairground
231 Russell Drive
Maury County Health Department
1909 Hampshire Pike
Jellico High School
141 High School Lane
Monroe County Health Department
3469 New Hwy. 68
Tennessee National Guard medics and TDH personnel will be at each rural testing site to collect nasal swabs from those who voluntarily agree to a COVID-19 test.
Participants should receive their test results within 72 hours, depending on test processing volume at laboratories. Information will be provided to participants at the testing locations on what they can expect after being tested. This information is also available at:www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/TestedGuidance.pdf.
Governor Lee formed the UCG on March 23, 2020, bringing together the Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Department of Military, and Tennessee Emergency Management Agency to streamline coordination across key Tennessee departments to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.