COVID-19 Testing at the Wilson County Fairgrounds
Update from the Wilson County Health Department: September 1, 2020
Beginning Tuesday, September 8th testing will be at the Wilson County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. – 1:00p.m., Monday through Friday. Those who wish to receive a test are asked to enter the Fairgrounds from the Tennessee Blvd gate entrance. Testing is free and no appointment is necessary.
It is important for those who wish to be tested for COVID-19 to provide contact information to health department staff members, who will give out your test results. People who have any COVID-19 symptoms or have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 must isolate themselves while awaiting their test results. For more on what to expect after being tested for COVID-19, visit www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/TestedGuidance.pdf.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recently updated the guidance on isolation of those who test positive for COVID-19. Per this new guidance, people who test positive for COVID-19 can generally discontinue isolation and other precautions ten days after symptoms first began and they have not had a fever for at least 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medicine, and with improvement of other symptoms. Those who test positive for COVID-19 but do not develop symptoms can discontinue isolation and other precautions after ten days.
The Tennessee Department of Health does not recommend that people get retested within three months after the date of first symptoms for their initial COVID-19 infection. Quarantine is not recommended in the occurrence of close contact with an infected person.
To learn more about how to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19, visit https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.