COVID-19 testing will be conducted by appointment only after June 1, the Tipton County Health Department announced Wednesday.

Free drive-through testing has been ongoing since March 31.


“Anyone with concerns about their health or the health of a family member is invited to call us to set a time to receive testing for COVID-19,” said Chelsei Granderson, Tipton County Health Director. “We’re providing this testing at no cost to participants, and test results may be available within 72 hours after the samples arrive at the lab, depending on lab volume.”

Testing will now take place Monday through Friday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. only.

Nurses will collect nasals swabs and anyone tested should be prepared to isolate themselves at home while awaiting their test results.

Everyone wishing to be tested for COVID-19 should be prepared to share their contact information so health department staff members can provide their test results, the health department said.

Everyone tested will be contacted about their results, whether they are negative or positive, and given further instructions to protect their health and the health of those around them.

Tennessee’s Coronavirus Public Information Lines are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., CDT daily at 833-556-2476 or 877-857-2945.

How are Tipton County’s numbers?


Today Tipton County’s number of reported recoveries dramatically increased from 151 to 382. This, said Tipton County Executive Jeff Huffman, is because the prison has reported recoveries amongst infected inmates.

Confirmed cases: 428, which includes an outbreak at the West Tennessee Detention Facility in Mason

Active cases: 46


Tipton Countians tested: 3,992+

Number negative: 3,564+

If you’d like to be tested, check out our list of testing sites.

Recovery and hospitalization

Number of Tipton Countians recovered: 382

Tipton County deaths: 3