City of Memphis to hold ‘Test to Protect’

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The City of Memphis is holding a “Test to Protect” event.

At the COVID-19 testing event, “assurance testing” will be the strategy used.

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By using the “do-it-yourself” kits and self-swabbing, testing can be done once or twice a week.

The health department said, “This testing strategy helps contain transmission and reduce uncontrolled outbreaks through early detection of cases in selected settings because 40% of infected persons are asymptomatic.

The testing event will be held Saturday and Sunday.

To secure an appointment, text 2020 to 866-486-8886.

To learn more information, visit the health department’s website.