18 free drive-through COVID-19 testing sites to be open this weekend

Posted at 6:39 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 19:39:54-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — As Tennesseans continue to be encouraged to get tested for COVID-19, the Tennessee Department of Health will offer 18 drive-through coronavirus testing sites throughout the state this weekend.

The testing sites are free, and those who show up to be tested can remain in their car throughout the process.

Health department nurses and National Guard medics at each site will collect nasal swabs for those who get tested. Depending on lab volume, test results could be available within three days after the samples arrive at the lab.

While information will be provided at drive-through locations on what participants can expect after being tested, that information can also be found here.

If you plan on going to one of the the testing sites, be prepared with contact information. Anyone tested will be contacted with their test results, whether the test is negative or positive. Anyone tested at one of the sites should also be prepared to isolate themselves until they have their results.

Ten testing sites will be open on Saturday, while eight will be open on Sunday.

Testing sites are below, divided by Saturday's sites and Sunday's sites.