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Posted on: October 15, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Events Saturday, October 17 and Saturday, October 24, 2020

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department, in association with community partners Latino Memphis, St. Michaels Catholic Church, Asbury United Methodist Church and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, is offering free COVID-19 walk-up testing throughout the month of October.  

The testing is free and available to anyone, age 13 and older, while testing supplies last. Spanish interpretation will be available at both locations throughout the testing events. 

Each person tested will be asked to provide an address and two telephone numbers, so that they can be contacted within two to three days with the test results.

Testing will be available to those who are asymptomatic and those who have symptoms. 

Note: no personal information will be shared with government agencies outside of the Shelby County Health Department and the Tennessee Department of Health. 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Where: Asbury United Methodist Church (Iglesia Methodista Unida el Redentor) | 2969 S. Mendenhall Rd., Memphis, TN 38115

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Where: First Baptist Church – Broad | 2835 Broad Ave, Memphis, TN 38112

Free reusable masks will be provided to everyone who is tested. Free flu vaccines and grocery assistance will also be provided during the October 17th and October 24th testing events to cover basic home and food expenses for individuals awaiting COVID-19 testing results.

For more information about COVID-19 in Shelby County, visit our COVID-19 webpage at or call the Health Department’s COVID-19 hotline at 901-222-MASK (6275). 


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