County Mayor’s Notes – May 4th, 2020

Health Department Schedule Change
The local Health Department (1503 South Main Street) is conducting drive through testing, free of charge, Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM.  This week only, on Thursday, May 7th, testing will be conducted from 1 PM to 6 PM.  The hours were changed to give more people the opportunity to be tested.  The other 4 weekdays will be the normal 9 AM to 3 PM.

Running Essential Errands
I have had a few questions for guidance on running essential errands.  Click here for the official guidance from the CDC.

Check out may latest video here about hope!

COVID-19 Update
32 active cases (up 2)
84 tested positive (up 4)
51 recovered (up 2)
1 death officially reported
1,893 negative tests
1,977 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.

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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