Health & Testing

What Are The Symptoms Of COVID-19?

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

What To Do If You Get Sick

If you think you might be sick, stay at home and call your healthcare provider.

As we continue to learn more about this pandemic, our response continues to evolve. We encourage every Tennesseans to stay vigilant in reading and sharing up-to-date information from reliable sources. 

Get Tested! 

Locations will be added as available. For non-health department sites, individuals should call the assessment site prior to going in person. Many locations do a phone assessment to determine if an in-person assessment or test is needed. For health department sites, individuals should visit during the stated hours of operation.


Free testing is available M-F, 9 A.M. – 12 P.M.

McMinn County Health Department

Free drive through COVID-19 testing will be available Monday – Friday 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at the McMinn County Health Department.

Tennessee Department Of Health

Find information from the Tennessee Department of Health about the ongoing novel Coronavirus outbreak. 

Centers For Disease Control

Learn how to protect yourself and what you should do if you are sick. This resource will allow one to participate in a “self-checker” and would be used as a guide to help one make decisions and seek  appropriate medical care.

Starr Regional Medical Center

Our hospital is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors. We are continuing to monitor the evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking the necessary steps to ensure we are fully prepared to care for patients, in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in partnership with our local and state health departments.

What To Do If You Are Sick

If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

  • Keep track of your symptoms.
  • If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get medical attention right away.

10 Things You Can Do To Manage Your COVID-19 Symptoms At Home

1. Stay Home
2. Monitor Your Symptoms 
3. Get Rest And Stay Hydrated 
4. Call The Healthcare Provider
5. Notify The Dispatch Personnel
6. Cover Your Cough And Sneezes 
7. Wash Your Hands Often
8. Stay Away From Other People
9. Avoid Sharing Personal Items
10. Clean All Surfaces