COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing events scheduled for Northeast Region April 18-19
JOHNSON CITY – The Northeast Regional Health Office is hosting COVID-19 drive-through testing events for the community April 18-19,2020. Nurses and/or National Guard medics at each site 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.
“Anyone with health concerns, or who has concerns about the health of a family member, is invited to come to one of these locations this weekend to receive testing for COVID-19,” said Northeast Regional Health Director Rebekah English. “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 locations and times:
- Saturday, April 18, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Volunteer High School, located at 1050 Volunteer Street, Church Hill, TN
- Sunday, April 19, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at East Tennessee State University in the parking lot across from the soccer fields located at 1276 Gilbreath Drive, Johnson City, TN.
The Northeast Region’s Coronavirus Public Information Line is open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling 423-979-4689. Tennessee’s Coronavirus Public Information Lines are open from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. daily by calling 833-556-2476 or 877-857-2945.
The Tennessee Department of Health is posting updated COVID-19 case numbers by 3 p.m. EST each day at www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html. Find additional information at www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19.html and www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.