Tennessee Department of Health COVID-19 testing sites across the state will begin offering self-testing kits to adults three days a week beginning December 21st to allow staff members to transition to vaccination of frontline health care providers and first responders.
Giles County Health Department will continue to offer COVID-19 testing five days a week at no charge for anyone who wishes to be tested.
“We’re making this transition so our Department of Health staff can assist with the administration of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey,
The new COVID-19 self-tests will be offered to adults on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays beginning December 21st. On these days, staff members at each TDH COVID-19 testing site will provide self-testing kits to adults who wish to be tested.
Adults tested with the new self-tests will register and receive their results online. The self-tests are not approved for use in children under age 18. Children and adults unable to register online can still receive the standard nasal swab COVID-19 tests on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Test results may be available within 72 hours of arrival at the lab, depending on the volume of tests the testing lab receives. .
Giles County Health Department will be closed and will not offer COVID-19 testing on December 24th and 25th, December 31st and January 1st in observance of the Christmas and New Year's holiday.