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Tennessee’s Unified Command Continues to Focus on Rural Counties with COVID-19 Testing Events this Weekend

Wednesday, November 04, 2020 | 10:42am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 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:


West Tennessee

Houston County

EMS Station

2400 W. Main St.

Erin, TN


Weakley County

Martin Fire Station #3

126 University Plaza Drive

Martin, TN


Middle Tennessee

Macon County

Macon County Fairground

231 Russell Drive

Lafayette, TN


Maury County

Maury County Health Department

1909 Hampshire Pike

Columbia, TN


East Tennessee

Campbell County

Jellico High School

141 High School Lane

Jellico, TN


Monroe County

Monroe County Health Department

3469 New Hwy. 68

Madisonville, TN


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

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.