DeKalb Health Department to Begin COVID-19 Drive Thru Assessments Friday with Help of TN National Guard

March 26, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Health Department will be doing COVID-19 drive thru assessments beginning Friday, March 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the health department on Tiger Drive according to County Mayor Tim Stribling.

Drive thru assessments will also be held again next week Monday through Friday at the same time and location and each week thereafter until further notice.

“If you have symptoms of COVID-19, we encourage you to stop by our health department for an assessment,” said County Mayor Stribling.

“Per DeKalb County Health Department Director Michael Railing, assisting the DeKalb County Health Department will be the Soldiers and Airmen from the Tennessee National Guard to provide support in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Governor Lee indicated 250 guard members have been deployed statewide. He notes 150 are medically trained. Most will help rural counties staff 35 virus testing and assessment sites,” Stribling said.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html which also has a link to the Center for Disease Control website.