The normal ceremony for Veterans Day has been canceled, but the Elks Lodge will be providing Veterans free hotdogs and refreshments at the War Memorial Park across from the old Courthouse downtown. The Elks Lodge will be on site from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Veterans Day.
Free Flu Shots
Don’t forget you can get your free flu shot Tuesday – Thursday from 10 AM until 4 PM at the Senior Center located 1460 South Main Street.
Cumberland County Schools COVID-19 data as of Friday, November 6, 2020
- 17 positive active student cases
- 9 positive active staff cases
- 324 total students quarantined due to being determined to have had close contact with another individual who tested positive.
- 15 total staff members quarantined due to being determined to have had close contact with another individual who tested positive.
COVID-19 Update (difference from previous day)
The number of results this week has continued to be very low. I believe that is helping to drive the positivity rate up, but that does not change the fact that we continue to have several new positive cases each day. Please remember to wear a mask when appropriate, social distance, wash your hands, and follow the guidelines provided by Governor Lee and the CDC. Be smart and avoid places you feel are unsafe.
The following are the numbers from the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) for Cumberland County as of 2:00 PM today. The change from the prior day, not my prior newsletter, is in parenthesis.
199 active cases (+19)
1,591 inactive/recovered (+14)
29 deaths officially reported (+0)
1,819 positive cases (+33)
81 cumulative hospitalizations (+2)
28,625 negative tests (+142)
16.69% positivity rate – 7-day average
5.97% cumulative positivity rate (positive cases / positive cases + negative tests)
3.01% of residents have tested positive
0.33% of residents have active cases
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 at the online dashboard: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html
A new dashboard has been released for each county. You can now view the Cumberland County COVID-19 dashboard here:
The dashboard seems to be the last data that is updated so it can lag for several hours behind the 2:00 PM daily data release.
School level COVID-19 data is now available online. Click this link to see the information available for Cumberland County:
Health Department Appreciation Day
I, Allen Foster, Mayor of Cumberland County, do hereby proclaim Friday, November 6, 2020 as Cumberland County Health Department Appreciation Day to honor the courage, commitment, and sacrifices of these brave men and women who went and continue to go above and beyond the call of duty to help make Cumberland County, Tennessee a safer place for all!
Health Department Testing and Face Coverings
Masks/face coverings can help to slow the spread by slowing or stopping the droplets that carry the virus. Free cloth masks are available upon request 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.
The local Health Department (1503 South Main Street) is conducting drive through testing, free of charge, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. No doctor’s order is required, and no appointment is necessary. Anyone can be tested regardless of symptoms.
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.
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