Extended Hours at Select Locations Bookend Tennessee’s Thanksgiving Holiday to Encourage COVID-19 Testing

Monday, November 16, 2020 | 04:00pm

NASHVILLE – 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 Mon., Nov. 23, and Mon., Nov. 30. A list of the county health departments operating with extended hours is below.

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.

A complete, statewide list of all COVID-19 testing sites is available at https://www.tn.gov/content/tn/health/cedep/ncov/remote-assessment-sites.html.
All 89 rural county health departments will be open Mon., Nov. 23, through Wed., Nov. 25. County health departments will be closed and will not provide COVID-19 testing from Thurs. Nov. 26, through Sat. Nov. 28, 2020. 

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.

The U.S. Center for Disease Control & Prevention has a guide available with recommendations for making Thanksgiving safer to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among family and friends. The guide is available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/thanksgiving.html.

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.

County Health Department with Expanded Hours 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Local Time - Nov. 23 & Nov. 30, 2020


Carter                                 Carter County Health Department 403 G St., Elizabethton
Greene                               Greene Valley Campus 4850 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy., Greeneville
Hawkins - Rogersville      Hawkins County Health Department 201 Park Blvd., Rogersville
Washington                       Washington County Health Department 219 Princeton Road, Johnson City


Anderson                          Anderson County Health Department 710 N. Main St., Ste. A, Clinton
Blount                                Blount County Health Department 301 McGhee St., Maryville
Campbell                           Campbell County Health Department 162 Sharp-Perkins Road, Jacksboro

Hamblen                            Hamblen County Health Department  331 W. Main St., Morristown
Sevier                                  Sevier County Health Department 719 Middle Creek Road, Sevierville


Bradley                                Bradley County Health Department 201 Dooley St., SE, Cleveland
Franklin                               Franklin County Health Department 266 Joyce Lane, Winchester
McMinn                              McMinn County Health Department 393 County Road 554, Athens
Rhea                                    Rhea County Health Department 344 Eagle Lane, Evensville

Upper Cumberland

Cumberland                      Cumberland County Health Department 1503 S. Main St., Crossville
Dekalb                                 Dekalb County Health Department 254 Tiger Drive, Smithville
Macon                                 Macon County Fairgrounds 231 Russell Drive, Lafayette
Overton                              Overton County Health Department 5880 Bradford-Hicks Drive,
Putnam                               Putnam County Fairgrounds 155 Fairgound Lane, Cookeville
Warren                                Warren County Health Department 1401 Sparta St., McMinnville


Cheatham                           Cheatham County Health Department 162 County Services Drive, Ste.
                                               200, Ashland City
Montgomery                      Civitan Park 650 Bellamy Lane, Clarksville
Rutherford                          Rutherford County Health Department 100 W. Burton St.,
Sumner - Gallatin              Sumner County Health Department 1005 Union School Road,
Williamson                          Williamson County Ag Expo Center 4215 Long Lane, Franklin
Wilson                                  Wilson County Fairgrounds 945 E. Baddour Parkway, Lebanon

South Central

Bedford                               Bedford County Health Department 140 Dover St., Shelbyville
Coffee                                  Coffee County Fairgrounds 99 Lakeview Drive, Manchester
Lawrence                            Lawrence County Health Department 2379 Buffalo Road, Lawrenceburg
Maury                                  Maury County Health Department 1909 Hampshire Pike, Columbia


Dyer                                     Dyer County Health Department 1755 Parr Ave., Dyersburg
Fayette                                Fayette County Health Department 90 Yum Yum Road, Somerville
Hardin                                 Hardin County Health Department 1920 Pickwick St., Savannah
Haywood                            Haywood County Health Department 950 E. Main St., Brownsville
Obion                                  Obion County Health Department 1008 Mt. Zion Road, Union City
Tipton                                  Tipton County Health Department 4700 Mueller Brass Road, Covington