Free drive-through testing for COVID-19 will be available at Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County on Sunday, April 19.
The testing is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Patients can remain in their vehicles throughout the process, a press release said.
The Roane County Health Department and the Tennessee Department of Health are organizing the testing event. Nurses and/or National Guard medics will collect nasal swabs from those who want to be tested, the press release said. Test results may be available within 72 hours after the samples arrive at the lab, depending on lab volume, the release said.
Anyone with health concerns, or who has concerns about the health of a family member, is invited to receive testing for COVID-19 at the event on April 19, the press release said. Participants do not need to provide a doctor’s note or prescription to access testing.
Roane State Community College’s Roane County campus is located at 276 Patton Lane in Harriman. Participants should follow signs at the site for entrance and exit instructions, the press release said.
Campus buildings will not be accessible to the public during testing. All campuses remain closed during the coronavirus pandemic through at least April 30. For more information on Roane State’s coronavirus response, visit www.roanestate.edu/coronavirus.
If you have questions about coronavirus in Tennessee, you can reach the Department of Health’s public information phone lines between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Central time each day by calling (833) 556-2476 or (877) 857-2945. You can also visit www.tn.gov/covid-19.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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