As officials work to ramp up testing efforts across the state, Williamson County has converted the Agricultural Expo Center on Long Lane into a one-stop shop for COVID-19 testing as well as face mask distribution.

Following overwhelming response at its first two testing sites in Franklin and Fairview, the county moved testing to the center in late April to be able to accommodate more residents.

Hannah Bleam, external affairs officer for the Williamson County Emergency Management Agency, said the county has been conducting more than 200 tests a day, but there is often little to no wait for residents to drive through and get a test. Those tested provide basic contact information and will get their results over the phone or via email.

In addition to testing, the county is also providing free masks to residents at the front of the center. The masks are provided through a partnership between the state and Cleveland, Tennessee-based Refro Corp., according to a May 5 announcement from Gov. Bill Lee.

Anyone can receive a test, regardless of county residency, according to the WCEMA.


Masks and tests will be available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.