Hardin County Health Department offering drive-through COVID-19 tests Saturday

The Hardin County Health Department is hosting a COVID-19 drive-through testing event on Saturday, Nov. 14.
Nurses 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, the health department said.
“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 Pattie Kiddy, Hardin 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.”
The event takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Hardin County Fairgrounds, 1019 Clifton Road, in Savannah.
This testing event includes 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.
Tennessee’s coronavirus public information lines are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 833-556-2476 or 877-857-2945.

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