Knoxville Tennessee Coronavirus Information from AFC Urgent Care
From the beginning of the pandemic, AFC Urgent Care was first to the Knoxville, TN market with rapid molecular COVID-19 testing, and care for sick patients. Our clinics jumped into action to provide care immediately with setting up triage tents, screening facilities, infrastructure modifications, protocol changes, PPE, rapid testing investments, and more. The AFC team spent countless hours working overtime, researching the virus, and networking with hospitals and care units to provide relief and care.
With over 101,000 cases and 1,103 deaths in Knoxville, TN, this area has been hit hard. Knoxville is home to a flourishing community who celebrate with lively events from Tennessee Football Games, UT Basketball games, concerts, festivals and more!
AFC Urgent Care is ready to see Knox County back to its roots of celebrating life with friends and family. Here are a few precautions to consider while we are still living with COVID-19.
- Distance as much as possible. COVID-19 is known to spread rapidly with close contact through respiratory droplets. Allowing distance between you and others, will add a layer of protection against catching the virus.
- When in tight quarters, wear a mask. Preferably a N95 mask, worn tightly around your face.
- Wash your hands on a regular basis and avoid touching your face.
- Disinfect areas where multiple people have been.
- Avoid public if you are displaying any COVID-19 Symptoms
COVID-19 Symptoms to watch for:
Knoxville TN is known for its allergy season, and while a runny noise or itchy eyes may be common during the spring and fall in Tennessee, it is important to watch for additional symptoms to avoid spreading COVID-19.
Be on the lookout for these symptoms:
- Shortness of Breath
- GI Issues (we are starting to see more of this)
- Body Aches and Headache
COVID-19 Testing in Knoxville TN:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, walk into any of our Knoxville area AFC Urgent Care centers to be tested and seen by a medical provider. (hyperlink to regional map page) Our team will provide you with rapid results and a full medical examination to rule out any other possibilities. We see kids 6 months and up for COVID testing, so if your student needs a test for school, we are open 7 days a week with extended hours to serve you. If you are traveling, make sure you review your travel testing needs: AFC Urgent Care is here to provide a safe testing environment for all your travel requirements.
AFC Urgent Care is committed to keeping Knoxville, Tennessee, and our surrounding communities healthy and safe. From the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Sevierville, to Northern Knoxville in Fountain City, and over to the heart of Knoxville off Kingston Pike, our 5 area locations across Knoxville are committed to bringing affordable quality healthcare to all of Knoxville.
For additional COVID information in your area, visit your local health department.
Sevier County Tennessee Health Department:
Knox County Tennessee Health Department: