Local health dept. will have extended COVID-19 testing during Thanksgiving
Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group is making more COVID-19 testing options available for Tennesseans statewide leading up to and just after Thanksgiving.
The Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee National Guard will extend operating hours at 35 county health departments, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., local time, on Monday, Nov. 23, and Monday, Nov. 30.
Among health departments operating with extended hours are Carter County Health Dept. at 403 G St.; the Washington County Health Dept. at 219 Princeton Road, Johnson City; the Greene County Health Dept. at Greene Valley Campus, 4850 E. Andrew Johnson Highway, Greeneville; and the Hawkins-Rogersville Health Dept. at 201 Park Blvd., Rogersville.
Tennessee National Guard personnel will also support testing during extended hours at health departments in the Davidson, Hamilton, and Knox counties.
COVID-19 testing at county health departments is free to those who want to receive a COVID-19 test.
All 89 rural county health departments will be open Monday, Nov. 23, through Wednesday, Nov. 25. County health departments will be closed and will not provide COVID-19 testing from Thursday, Nov. 26, through Saturday, Nov. 28.
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.
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.