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COVID-19 drive thru testing sites open this weekend

The state will begin offering free, drive thru COVID-19 testing this weekend. {File Image}

The State Department of Health will open 33 drive thru COVID-19 testing sites this weekend – one as close as Bedford County and a second in Coffee County. Tests will be available to any Tennessean concerned about their health or the health of a family member.

On Saturday, the two closest testing sites will be Shelbyville Central High School at 401 Eagle Boulevard or the Rutherford County Health Department located at 100 West Burton Street in Murfreesboro. On Sunday, the closest testing site will be the Coffee County Administrative Plaza in Manchester.

According to the state, the testing will be provided at no cost to the participants and all those on site to be tested can remain in their vehicles throughout the process of collecting a sample. Samples normally take 72 hours to process. For a complete list of testing sites, click here.

Tennessee’s Coronavirus Public Information Lines are also open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., CDT daily at 833-556-2476 or 877-857-2945. •

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