County Mayor’s Notes – April 27th, 2020

Governor Lee’s Plan to Reopen
Here are some highlights from the Governor’s Office press conference today:

  • State employees will continue to work from home until May 26, 2020.
  • Beginning this Friday, May 1, appropriate elective medical procedures will be allowed.  More details on what this encompasses will be coming soon, but it includes screenings and joint replacements.  That is all the information I currently have.
  • Guidelines for gyms and houses of worship will be released later this week.
  • Some businesses will not be allowed to reopen during this initial time-frame, but more guidance is to come.

More information about the Tennessee Pledge can be found here:

Guidelines from the Governor and other information can be found here:

COVID-19 Update
30 active cases (no change)
68 tested positive (up 1)
38 recovered (up 1)
No deaths officially reported
1,380 negative tests
1,448 total tested

Contact tracing is completed by the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH).  Once a patient is contacted about a positive test result by the health department or their local primary care physician, they are immediately contacted by the TDH contact tracing team who investigates their movements and persons that they may have come in close contact with.  TDH considers close contact to be within six feet for more than 10 minutes.  TDH employees will identify themselves when calling. Contact tracing is done out of the regional office. If you are contacted and have questions or concerns about authenticity, etc., feel free to call 931-646-7586.

These numbers are intended to be a brief summary of the information provided by the Tennessee Department of Health.  More detailed information can be found here:

Cloth Masks and Hand Sanitizer
The Cumberland County EMA is compiling a list of those selling cloth masks and hand sanitizer.  If you are in need of either, please check out the link below.  If you want to be placed on the list, message the EMA Director on Facebook.

Health Department Testing
Your primary care physician and the local Health Department are capable of testing for COVID-19.  The local Health Department (1503 South Main Street) is conducting drive through testing Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM.  For more information call 931-484-6196. 

Thank you for being part of the solution and thank you for the opportunity to serve as your County Mayor.  If you are interested in hearing my thoughts and views on news, events, and activities in Cumberland County, please subscribe to my newsletter, and follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Thank you,

Allen Foster
Cumberland County Mayor

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Cumberland County Mayor

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