TDH: Limited hours at COVID-19 testing sites this weekend


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Tennessee Department of Health says 36 of its COVID-19 assessment sites across the state will have limited hours ahead of the Easter holiday.  

These sites will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Good Friday and Saturday. Rural county health department clinics will be closed Friday, too.   

TDH says if you think you have COVID-19, but aren’t severely ill, you should stay home while you recover. People with severe symptoms or underlying health problems should call their doctor right away.   

Most patients with COVID-19 have a mild respiratory illness including fever, cough and shortness of breath. The Tennessee Department of Health strongly encourages Tennesseans to wash your hands often with soap and water and to not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

The CDC recommends that organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 10 people or more throughout the United States.

High-risk individuals are defined as adults over 60 years old or people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions such as: Heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease.

The Tennessee Department of Health offers a COVID-19 Public Information Line at 877-857-2945, with information available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time.

COVID-19 in Tennessee

(This reflects what the TDH is reporting each day at 2 p.m. CST )

Stay with News 2 for continuing coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic.


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