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State of Tennessee offering free COVID-19 tests in rural counties

Residents of District 2 can now get shots for flu, shingles and pneumonia, two days a month.
Residents of District 2 can now get shots for flu, shingles and pneumonia, two days a month.(WAVE 3 News)
Updated: Oct. 27, 2020 at 1:05 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The State of Tennessee is offering free COVID-19 testing to rural counties this weekend.

On Saturday, October 31, free tests will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon local time and will remain open until all individuals in the vehicle line have received tests.

West Tennessee

  • Crockett County
  • Fayette County

Middle Tennessee

  • Smith County
  • Wilson County

East Tennessee

  • Grainger County
  • Johnson County

Tennessee Department of Health personnel and Tenessee National Gaurd medics will be at each location to collect nasal swabs from those who agree to a COVID-19 test. Results will be given within 72 hours, depending on the processing volume at the laboratories.

Click here to find out what to expect after you’ve been tested.

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