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  • Writer's pictureState Rep. Kelly Keisling

TODAY: COVID-19 testing offered in Fentress County

Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group will open a drive-through COVID-19 testing site in District 38 on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

“Bringing back weekend drive through testing helps with access to testing which will help combat COVID-19’s continued health threat. In addition to testing, Tennesseans need to take simple, yet impactful, precautions - wearing masks, washing hands, and social distancing – to protect themselves" said Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP, Tennessee Department of Health.

Saturday’s COVID-19 testing is free to those who want to receive a test. Testing will be offered at:

Fentress County

Fentress County Senior Citizens Center

308 South Main St.

Jamestown, TN 38556

Testing sites will be open from 9 a.m. to noon local time, and will remain open until all vehicles in line have received tests.

The testing event in Fentress County will begin an ongoing effort, through the fall, to bring weekend, drive through COVID-19 testing opportunities to rural Tennesseans. These efforts will include notification of results and contact with the health department to provide education on isolation and quarantine recommendations that are important parts of slowing the spread of the virus.

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 at: coronavirus/TestedGuidance.pdf.

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.


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