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GCHS to host drive thru COVID testing Saturday

Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 12:27 pm

Coalmont, Tenn. – Earlier today, Grundy County Mayor Michael Brady announced that there will be a drive thru testing site Saturday, October 24 at Grundy County High School. Brady indicated because of the elevation in positive cases that increased testing was warranted. The times for the testing site will be from nine o’clock in the morning to noon.

“It’s our hope that we can identify some of those that may not be aware they’re positive to help bring those numbers back down,” Brady said. With the self quarantining of those known to be carrying the virus, Brady and other officials hope to stave off another spread that might cause more action on a wider scale. “We don’t think there’s any intentional spreading of [the virus] we just think that we need to give people a way to get themselves more easily checked out and make sure they’re not walking around without symptoms but giving it to people without even knowing it.”

After a recent effort by Grundy County School System to stave off a growing number of contractions of the virus by temporarily converting over to virtual-only classrooms, there is a unified effort to avoid making decisions that would impact the entire county. The test results are expected to be less than 48 hours for participants.