Updated 12/20/20


Giles County Executive Melissa Greene addressed the people in Giles County about the COVID-19 concerns on WKSR 100.9 Monday afternoon.
She said Giles County Health Department will no longer offer COVID–19 drive-thru testing on Monday,  Wednesday, and  Friday.
Instead, a self-testing alternative will be provided at the health department.
In order to use the new COVID-19 self-tests, you must be at least 18 years old, have a smartphone to register yourself online, and receive results via email.
Taking the test, individuals will remain in their vehicles while completing paperwork and collecting their samples.
She said the health department will submit the samples for testing and may be available within 5 days of arrival at the lab.
Greene told the radio audience that on Tuesday and Thursday, the health department will continue to conduct COVID-19 drive-thru testing on these days from 9 until11 a.m. at the Old Elliott Popham Building, on 1225 E. College Street.
"Remember we are fighting a virus not each other," Greene said.
She asked the people not to look at social media for answers to this virus. "Everyone needs to wear a mask, stay at home if you are sick, wash and sanitize hands and social distance," Greene added.
Governor Bill Lee announced in a speech Sunday night he had signed an order limiting indoor gatherings to no more than 10 people.
Greene emphasized the order does not include weddings and worship.
Since the first COVID-19 case 265 days ago, Greene said there have been 56 deaths and Monday shows 446 active cases in the county.
In closing, she asked to pray for medical personnel, state, county, and the country.