COVID Testing Information

Extended Hours at Select Locations to Encourage COVID-19 Testing

Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group is making more COVID-19 testing options available for Tennesseans statewide leading up to and just after Thanksgiving.

The Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee National Guard will extend operating hours at 35 county health departments, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., local time, on Monday, Nov. 23, and Monday, Nov. 30.The Franklin County Health Department will have these extended hours. A complete, statewide list of all COVID-19 testing sites is available at

Tennessee National Guard personnel will also support testing during extended hours at health departments in the Davidson, Hamilton, and Knox counties.

All 89 rural county health departments will be open Mon., Nov. 23, through Wed., Nov. 25. County health departments will be closed and will not provide COVID-19 testing from Thursday, Nov. 26, through Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020.

Participants should receive their test results within 72 hours, depending on test processing volume at laboratories. Information will be provided to participants at the testing locations on what they can expect after being tested. This information is also available at

The U.S. Center for Disease Control & Prevention has a guide available with recommendations for making Thanksgiving safer to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among family and friends. The guide is available at

COVID-19 Testing Sites

The Tennessee Department of Health has COVID-19 assessment sites available across the southeast region.

There is free drive-thru testing available, Monday through Friday, at the health departments in Franklin and Grundy counties. Residents in Marion County may also call their local health department during regular business hours for assistance in getting tested.

Franklin County Health Department, drive-thru testing 9 a.m.–noon, Monday–Friday, 266 Joyce Lane, Winchester, (931) 967-3826.

Grundy County Health Department, drive-thru testing 8:30–10:30 a.m., and 1–3 p.m., Monday–Friday, 1372 Main St., Altamont, (931) 692-3641. Call ahead for an appointment.

Marion County Health Department, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday, 24 East 7th St., Jasper, (423) 942-2238. Call ahead.