COVID-19 Testing at the Wilson County Fairgrounds
Update from the Tennessee Department of Health: March 18, 2021
COVID-19 testing, administered by Tennessee Department of Health staff, takes place at the Wilson County Fairgrounds on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30AM-10:30AM by appointment only. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, the self-administered test kit option will be offered at the Wilson County Fairgrounds from 8:30AM-10:30AM. Self-administered test kits may be used by adults ages 18+ who have an email address and SMART device, which is needed to complete the testing process. To schedule an appointment to receive a COVID-19 test, please call the Wilson County Health Department at (615)444-5325.
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.