A dozen coronavirus assessment and testing sites now open across Middle Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- The coronavirus drive-thru assessment and testing sites health officials have been promising are now up and running.
As of Thursday morning, there are five operational sites in Williamson County, four in Metro Nashville, and one each in Montgomery, Sumner and Wilson counties.
But State Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey warns not everyone will get a test.
“If you have sniffles or mild symptoms, you might not meet the screening criteria. That doesn’t mean we have a shortage of them (tests). That means we’re using them judiciously so we can test the people who need it.”
Pearcy says the tests are reserved for
- those with specific coronavirus symptoms who are referred by a medical professional,
- health care workers,
- senior citizens (60 and older),
- individuals with compromised immune systems,
- those with certain chronic conditions, including diabetes, and lung disease
- and those who have been directly exposed to people who are known to have contracted COVID-19.
Would you like to review a current list of avaialble assessment-testing locations?