The centre of Huskisson was busier than the pop-up COVID testing clinic at St Georges Basin on Friday, August 14.
A lone person was seen presenting for a test between 12.30pm and 1pm on Friday, August 14.
Huskisson town centre was quieter than usual, but many people still enjoyed visiting local cafes, and few wore masks.
Locals said they felt on edge about the potential health and economic impacts of the case.
"I am feeling a bit uptight - I don't usually wear a mask but I am now," said Vera Smith.
"You don't know where people have been, and it's tough because we need the business."
Staff member at Kiki Hippie Shop, Indi Hammond said customers had been "very respectful" of the store's COVID-safe policies.
"I think everyone is feeling very sensitive right now," she said.
On Tuesday, August 11, NSW Health revealed a customer who had dined at the Wildginger restaurant on Saturday, August 8 had tested positive to COVID-19.
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District then moved to establish a pop-up clinic in St Georges Basin
Jennifer McLeod Nurse Unit Manager for Shoalhaven Community Health Nurses said the pop-up testing clinic at Meriton Street would continue to operate over the weekend until Wednesday, August 19, 8am-4pm.
"It provides an opportunity for community to get tested locally," she said.
"It's a walk in service, no booking required. We have the capacity to test up to 200 people a day.
"Essential workers get their results in 24 hours, everyone else is looking at 48-72 hours."
She said there had been a "steady influx" of people presenting for tests, but acknowledged it had not been as busy as similar clinics in other areas, where there had been hours-long waits for tests.
Anyone with concerns is encouraged to present for a test, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms.
"We're not turning anyone away."