There is a weekend testing location at Oak Ridge for this Sunday.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – COVID-19 testing in Campbell County has been “steady” with people coming in for tests daily, according to state health department officials.

“The health department has received a lot of phone calls asking about testing, and have been testing people every day. We will also be issuing details on available testing locations across the state this weekend,” said Bill Christian, who is the associate director of the state health department’s office of communications and media relations.

According to state officials, “testing is available to Tennesseans who are concerned about their health or the health of their family members”.

Anyone wanting to be tested should call the Campbell County Health Department at 423-562-8351 before coming to the health department at 162 Sharp and Perkins Rd which is just off old Hwy 25W. 

There are several assessment questions that will be asked over the phone. You’ll then receive instructions on where to park when you arrive at the health department, and the testing is being conducted during the hours of 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The patient will remain in their car for their test, and the nurse will come out to the patient’s car.

Christian said state health officials also wanted to encourage everyone to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses such as COVID-19 and the flu by taking the following precautions:

· Wash your hands often with soap and water

· Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available

· Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing or sneeze/cough into your elbow

· Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands

· Stay home if you are sick

· Stay away from people who are sick

The drive-thru free testing at Jacksboro began last week with this week being the first full week of testing.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/23/2020-6AM)