Health Dept. urges paintball fight participants to get tested

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CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – We’ve told you about the police investigation into public paintball fights that happened downtown on May 17-20.

Police have now charged some of the people who took part.

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But now, the health department also wants the paintballers to be tested for Covid-19.

They report that one of them has now tested positive.

“All people involved in the paintball battles should be tested for COVID-19.”



Health department officials say the testing is confidential and you don’t need to reveal that you were part of the paintball group.

You can get free testing this weekend at

  • Hardy Elementary, 2100 Glass St, Chattanooga, TN 37406
  • Hours: 7AM-11AM
  • Drive-Thru and Walk-Up Testing Site

Then beginning Monday, you can get free testing at:

  • Brainerd High School, 1020 N. Moore Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37411
  • Orchard Knob Elementary School, 2000 E. 3rd St, Chattanooga, TN 37404
  • Both locations 7AM-11AM
  • Drive-Thru and Walk-Up Testing Sites

You don’t need a referral of symptoms to get a test.

The complete schedule and details for Health Department testing can be found on their website Health.HamiltonTN.org.

Got more questions?

Call the hotline at (423) 209-8383. Hotline hours are M-F 8AM-6PM, Sat 10AM-3PM, and Sun 10AM-2PM.