FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2020
OFFICE: (901) 222-9010
CELL: (901) 691-5704
Limited COVID-19 Testing Available on Memorial Day, May 25, 2020
SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department reminds everyone to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend safely, by observing social distancing recommendations, including: remaining 6-feet apart from persons from outside your own household, washing hands frequently, and wearing facial coverings when in public or around others. Free testing for COVID-19 will also be available over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Anyone who has any COVID-like respiratory symptoms, even mild symptoms, including fever, cough, headache or body aches, may be tested for the virus. Additionally, anyone who has been in contact with someone who has tested positive or anyone employed in essential occupations, including healthcare, first responder roles (police, fire fighter, EMT, etc.), corrections, and frontline roles working with the public: grocery, fast food, retail, may be tested at no cost at one of the community testing sites listed on this site: https://covid19.memphistn.gov/resources/covid-19-testing-sites-in-shelby-county/.
All previously scheduled testing sites will be open on Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and 23, 2020. On Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020, the following sites will be offering testing:
- Walgreens – 3502 Summer Avenue, Memphis, 38122, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Schedule online at walgreens.com/coronavirus.
- MedPost CareSpot Urgent Care Centers – five locations in Shelby County. Find the location near you at MedPost.com.
The Shelby County Health Department’s COVID-19 hotline (833-943-1658) will be taking calls over the Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Afterhours calls are returned as soon as possible on the next day. And more information about COVID-19 is available on the Health Department’s COVID-19 webpage: shelbytnhealth.com/coronavirus.