Community Notice: Outdoor COVID-19 Community Assessment Centers Week of March 22nd

Possible Severe Weather is in the forecast for the week of March 22nd.

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Testing swab being inserted test tube labeled Covid-19. (Photo by: Marg Johnson | twenty20.com)
Testing swab being inserted test tube labeled Covid-19. (Photo by: Marg Johnson | twenty20.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 21, 2021) – The Metro Nashville-Davidson County COVID-19 Community Assessment Centers operated by Meharry Medical College will operate from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday, March 22 – Friday, March 26.

Testing is free to the public at all community assessment centers operated by Meharry Medical College.

The Nashville National Weather Service (NWS) forecast possible severe weather during the week.

Important Note: These operational times for the COVID-19 Community Assessment Centers are subject to change depending on weather conditions. All COVID-19 Community Assessment Centers have a severe weather protocol in case of severe weather during operational hours.

COVID-19 Community Assessment Center Severe Weather Protocol:

If lightning strikes, the community assessment center personnel protocol is to retreat to the buildings on site for 30 minutes.

Patients who are under the testing tents continue to be swabbed and everyone is notified that we will be waiting for 30 minutes in our cars/building.

If lightning strikes again during the 30-minute wait time, the waiting time starts over again for another 30 minutes.

If lightning strikes at or after 2:30 pm, the assessment center personnel will advise patients the assessment center will close due to inclement weather.

These operational times for the COVID-19 Community Assessment Centers are subject to change depending on weather conditions.

The community assessment centers may have to also shut down operations temporarily due to wind damage or anything else that would jeopardize safety.

If a temporary shutdown occurs Meharry Medical College personnel will reestablish operations as soon as possible.

The assessment centers are located at

Nissan Stadium

Lot “N”

1 Titans Way

Nashville, TN 37213

Meharry Medical College

918 21st Ave North

Nashville, TN 37208

Former Kmart

2491 Murfreesboro Pike

Nashville, TN 37217

Please stay tuned to local news reports for updates about operational changes at the assessment centers.

The COVID 19 Hotline number is 615-862-7777 and is operated 7 days a week from 7:00 am – 7:00pm. More information is available at: COVID19.Nashville.Gov.

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