The Tennessee Department of Health has established more than 15 locations across the state where people can visit if they have symptoms of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The remote assessment sites will be used for evaluation and screening to determine the next steps for the person in question. These sites will mostly be tents and some will be walk-in facilities, but both will be dedicated entirely to COVID-19 testing.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced these testing sites across Tennessee on Tuesday as the health department announced 73 confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the state — with 64 of those patients in Middle Tennessee. At this point, state health officials are prioritizing the tests for healthcare providers and elderly residents 65 and older. Patients being tested for novel coronavirus can expect to have both a throat and nasal swabbing.