Tenn. to offer free COVID-19 testing in Grundy, Fentress, Dyer counties this weekend

COVID Testing
Posted at 12:29 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 13:29:18-04

(WTVF) — Tennessee's Unified Command will be resuming free COVID-19 testing on the weekends in the state's rural countries.

"We've seen an upward trend in COVID cases in rural Tennessee that are cause for concern," said Dr. Lisa Piercey, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health. "Bringing back weekend drive-through testing helps with access to testing which will help combat COVID-19's continued health threat. In addition to testing, Tennesseans need to take simple, yet impactful, precautions - wearing masks, washing hands and social distancing."

The events will resume this Saturday, starting with Grundy County, Fentress County and Dyer County.

Testing sites will be open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on October 24. Tennessee National Guard medics and THD personnel will conduct the tests.

The state said anyone who participates should expect to receive their results within 72 hours, contingent on testing volume at the laboratories.

Those seeking a test can go to the following locations this weekend:

  • Grundy County High School: 24970 TN-108, Coalmont, Tenn. 37313
  • Fentress County Senior Citizens Center: 308 S. Main St., Jamestown, Tenn. 38556
  • Dyersburg High School: 125 US-51 Bypass, Dyersburg, Tenn. 38024