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

State of Tennessee offering free COVID-19 tests in rural counties
(Source: WAVE 3 News)

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.

Here are the testing locations:

West Tennessee

  • Crockett County
    • Alamo Christian Church 1550 TN - 88 Alamo, TN 38001
  • Fayette County
    • Oakland First Baptist Church, 8695 US-64 - Somerville, TN 38068

Middle Tennessee

  • Smith County
    • Smith County Ag Center, 159 Ag Center Lane - Carthage, TN 37030
  • Wilson County
    • Wilson County Fairgrounds, 945 East Baddour Pkwy. - Lebanon, TN 37087

East Tennessee

  • Grainger County
    • Grainger County Health Dept., 185 Justice Center Drive - Rutledge, TN 37861
  • Johnson County
    • Johnson County High School, 510 Fairground Lane - Mountain City, TN 37683

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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