Community Notice: COVID-19 Community Assessment Center at Nissan Stadium Lot “N” Ceases Operations Friday, July 16, 2021

Outdoor COVID-19 testing site. (Photo by: @_AkG | Twenty20)
Outdoor COVID-19 testing site. (Photo by: @_AkG | Twenty20)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 16, 2021) – The Davidson County COVID-19 Assessment Center located at Nissan Stadium Lot “N” will conclude operations at the close of business Friday, July 16, 2021.

The COVID-19 Task Force in partnership with Meharry Medical College decided to cease operations at Nissan Stadium Lot “N” because of the community’s vaccination level and to return the stadium’s parking lot for upcoming events.

“We all thank Meharry Medical College for their commitment to the community through out the COVID-19 Pandemic by operating the Community Assessment Center at Nissan Stadium Lot “N”, Nashville Fire Department and Nashville Office of Emergency Management Director Chief William Swann said. “The work of protecting our community continues at our remaining Community Assessment Center on Murfreesboro Road, which is now both a testing and vaccination location.”

The Nissan Stadium Lot “N” COVID-19 Community Assessment Center has provided more than 153,300 COVID-19 tests since it first opened in March 2020.

“I am grateful to each Metro Department, Meharry Medical College, and of course the many volunteers for their dedication to provide more than 150,000 COVID tests at the Nissan site,” said Dr. Gill Wright, Interim Chief Medical Officer for the Metro Public Health Department. “This was a monumental task and the test results provided critical information that helped guide our public health decisions.”

Metro Nashville also thanks Vanderbilt LifeFlight, Hands on Nashville and the National Guard for their support and many volunteers who worked at the Nissan Stadium site.

Staff at the site want to thank the people who donated food, beverages, and other goods to help the people working at the outside centers.

“Over the past year, Meharry Medical College has been honored to be a part of the fight against COVID-19 in Metro-Nashville. Meharry’s work at the Nashville assessment sites has enabled the College to carry out its mission of service to all Middle Tennesseans—especially at this site in the shadow of Nissan Stadium closing today,” Meharry Medical College Associate Dean of Community Based Collaboration Dr. Julie Gray, DDS, MA said. “This facility was ground zero for the main share of COVID-19 testing in Davidson County.”

Dr. Gray continued. “While those who worked together in camaraderie over the past 16 months may have mixed emotions at the closing of the site, we are glad for the progress against the pandemic and proud of the part that this team—and those at the other two Metro Nashville assessment sites—played in pushing back COVID-19 in the Nashville community.“

The COVID-19 Community Assessment Center located at the site of the Former Kmart began offering testing along with the already available vaccinations on Monday, July 12, 2021.

The COVID-19 Community Assessment Center located at the Former Kmart will remain in operation for the foreseeable future.

The center is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm*. Services at both centers are free to the public. Testing is also available at your primary care physician, grocery stores and pharmacies.

The COVID-19 Community Assessment Center is located at:

Vaccination and Testing Site

Former Kmart

2491 Murfreesboro Pike

Nashville, TN 37217

Monday – Friday

8:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Metro Nashville Public Health Department will continue to offer pop-up vaccination clinics throughout the community.

You can find more information about Metro Nashville Davidson County’s COVID-19 Response at Covid19.Nashville.Gov

*Operations may be affected by weather conditions. Monitor local reports for changes in operations.

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