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Front Page - Friday, May 15, 2020

National Guard tests Housing Authority residents for COVID-19




The National Guard conducted COVID-19 testing at five Chattanooga Housing Authority sites this week.

The National Guard tested residents at Mary Walker Tower and Emma Wheeler Homes on Monday and people living at College Hill Courts, East Lake Courts and Greenwood Terrace on Tuesday.

CHA Executive Director Betsy McCright says she appreciates the members of the National Guard who did the testing.

“This has been a team effort with support from the Hamilton County Health Department, City of Chattanooga, State of Tennessee and various health officials in this community supporting the National Guard,” McCright says.

“The Chattanooga Housing Authority has taken extraordinary efforts to keep our sites clean and sanitized during this time. Many of our residents are self-isolating to help the cause. The testing done by these partners is the next piece in determining what challenges, if any, we have within our communities.”

The CHA is also working with the UTC School of Nursing, CHI Memorial and the Hamilton County Health Department to provide testing to the residents of Boynton Terrace, Dogwood Manor and Gateway in the coming weeks.

Source: Chattanooga Housing Authority