COVID-19 DRIVE-THROUGH TESTING EVENT SCHEDULED FOR WEAKLEY COUNTY NOVEMBER 7

 

 

The Weakley County Health Department is partnering with the Martin Fire
Department to host a COVID-19 drive-through testing event for the community on November 7,
2020. Nurses and/or National Guard medics will collect nasal swabs from those who want to be
tested, and test results may be available within 72 hours after the samples arrive at the lab,
depending on lab volume.
“We’ve seen an upward trend in COVID-19 cases in rural Tennessee that are cause for concern,
and increased access to testing will help combat this continuing health threat,” said Tracy Byrd,
County Health Director. “This testing will be provided at no cost to participants, and those who
come for testing can remain in their vehicles throughout the process.”
Sample collection for testing will be offered at the following location and times:
Location: Fire/Rescue/EMS Station #3
126 University Plaza
Martin, TN 38237
Time: 9 AM – 12 PM
This testing event 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. Information will be provided to participants at the testing site
on what they can expect after being tested. This information is also available at:
www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novelcoronavirus/TestedGuidance.pdf.
Tennessee’s Coronavirus Public Information Lines are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. CDT Monday
– Friday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT Saturday and Sunday at 833-556-2476 or 877-857-2945.
TDH is posting updated COVID-19 case numbers by 2 p.m. CDT each day at
www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html. Find additional information at https://covid19.tn.gov/ and
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.

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