Metro Nashville changes hours at COVID-19 testing sites due to heat

Beginning July 15, the city will adjust its start time for testing at assessment centers from 9 a.m. to 7 a.m. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Beginning July 15, the city will adjust its start time for testing at assessment centers from 9 a.m. to 7 a.m. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Beginning July 15, the city will adjust its start time for testing at assessment centers from 9 a.m. to 7 a.m. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Beginning July 15, Metro Nashville will open the city's three drive-thru assessment centers for COVID-19 testing two hours earlier, public health officials announced at a July 14 press briefing.

In response to potentially dangerous temperatures this summer, the Metro Public Health Department will adjust its start time for testing at assessment centers from 9 a.m. to 7 a.m. Sites will also close two hours earlier at 1 p.m.

Those who are in line at assessment sites by 1 p.m. will receive a free test that day, according to Dr. Alex Jahangir, chair of the Metro Nashville Board of Health and Metro Coronavirus Task Force.

“This will be better for those waiting to get tested and for those who are working and volunteering at our sites,” Jahangir said.

All three centers will be open 7 a.m.-1 p.m. daily at the following locations:


Nissan Stadium, Lot N

1 Titans Way, Nashville

Meharry Medical College

918 21st Ave. N., Nashville

Former Kmart

2491 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville

To receive a test at an assessment center, call the city's COVID-19 hotline at 615-862-7777 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.



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