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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Extended hours bookend Tennessee's Thanksgiving holiday to encourage COVID-19 Testing

State of Tennessee

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 

REGION

COUNTY

LOCATION

Northeast

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

 

 

 

East

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

 

 

 

Southeast

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, Livingston

Putnam

Putnam County Fairgrounds
 155 Fairgound Lane, Cookeville

Warren

Warren County Health Department
 1401 Sparta St., McMinnville

 

 

 

Mid-Cumberland

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., Murfreesboro

Sumner - Gallatin

Sumner County Health Department
 1005 Union School Road, Gallatin

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


 

 

West

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

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