County Mayor’s Notes – June 18th, 2020

COVID-19 Update Below

We are still, unfortunately, in second place in the Upper Cumberland in census response rates.  Putnam County has a response rate of 65.0% while Cumberland County is only at 59.7%.  There are seven weeks until the August 11th official start of non-response follow up operations (door knocking) and 19 weeks until response ends on October 31st.

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

Tennessee Department of Human Services
Tennessee families with children who qualify for free or reduced lunches will soon be eligible for Pandemic EBT. It will provide additional money for food to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Within the month, the Tennessee Department of Human Services will begin issuing these benefits to current SNAP recipients that qualify. Tennesseans who don’t receive SNAP will need to apply when the application process opens later this month.  More information will be available here.

Cumberland County COVID-19 Update
26 active cases (up 1 from previous day)
138 positive cases (up 1 from previous day)
109 recovered (no change from previous day)
3 deaths officially reported (no change from previous day)
5,761 negative tests (up 94 from previous day)
5,899 total tested (up 95 from previous day)
2.34% percent of those that have been tested were positive
9.89% percent of residents have been tested
0.23% percent of residents have tested positive
0.04% percent of residents have active cases

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.

Free cloth masks are available at the Health Department (1503 South Main Street) for those that want one. Stop by Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm to pick one up for each individual in your household.

I send my newsletter updates multiple times a week, excluding the weekends, but I update my social media almost daily.  If you want to get these updates more frequently, please subscribe to my newsletter, and follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  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. 

Allen Foster

Cumberland County Mayor

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Cumberland County Mayor

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