County Mayor’s Notes – May 19th, 2020

I want to say a very special thank you to our Emergency Medical Services (EMS, our ambulance service) for all you do.  May 17th through May 23rd is the annual National EMS Week.  We have a great EMS here in Cumberland County.  They have worked to continually improve the service provided to our community, no matter what I have asked of them, and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been above and beyond.  To say I’m proud of our group would be an understatement!  Thank you for what you do.

Please take the time complete your census today by visiting or calling 844-330-2020 to get counted today!  It matters.

I am doing these newsletters updates almost daily, excluding weekends, but my social media is the fastest way to get information.  You may want to consider following my social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to get this information as quickly as possible.

Cumberland County COVID-19 Update
29 active cases (down 1)
94 tested positive (up 1)
64 recovered (up 2)
1 death officially reported
3,029 negative tests
3,123 total tested
3.01% percent of those that have been tested were positive
5.16% percent of residents have been tested
0.16% percent of residents tested were positive
0.05% percent of residents have active cases

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.

Health Department Testing
The local Health Department (1503 South Main Street) is conducting drive through testing, free of charge, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  No doctor’s order is required, and no appointment is necessary.  Anyone can be tested regardless of symptoms.  Results are generally available in about two days.

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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