County Mayor’s Notes – June 26th, 2020

“I would encourage people to pay attention to what we’re dealing with, and if you really, really want sports, football and all those things, then wear your mask and keep social distancing. I shouldn’t say just football. If you want school and everything that we look at as normal to go back close to normal, we’ve got to fight the fight and be disciplined about this.”

Phillip Fulmer
UT Athletic Director
Former UT Football Head Coach

Health Department Testing and Cloth Masks
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 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.

Cumberland County COVID-19 Update
38 active cases (+1 from previous day)
159 positive cases (+4 from previous day)
118 recovered (+3 from previous day)
3 deaths officially reported (no change from previous day)
13 hospitalizations (+0 from previous day) *
6,443 negative tests (+131)
6,602 total tested (+135)
2.41% percent of those that have been tested were positive   
0.27% percent of residents have tested positive
0.06% percent of residents have active cases

* Hospitalization data reflect the cumulative (total) number of cases of Cumberland County residents that were ever hospitalized from COVID-19. It does not reflect the number of people currently hospitalized.  This does not mean the patient was hospitalized in Cumberland County.  It means that a Cumberland County resident was hospitalized at some point.

The new numbers are out and we are still in second place in the Upper Cumberland in census response rates.  Putnam County has a response rate of 65.1% while Cumberland County is only at 59.8%.  Our response rate percentage is at a negative variance of 8.7 percent compared to 2010, so we are really behind.  August 11th is the official start of non-response follow up operations (door knocking) and October 31st marks the end of the census.

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

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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