Tennessee’s Unified Command Planning COVID-19 testing event in Johnson County

Published 2:37 pm Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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NASHVILLE — Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group will open a drive through COVID-19 testing site in Johnson County Saturday, Oct. 31, in an ongoing effort to curb rising case rates in Tennessee’s rural areas.
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 location is as follows:
Johnson County
Johnson County High School
510 Fairground Lane       
Mountain City, TN 37683
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.

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