County Mayor’s Notes – January 26th, 2022

Cumberland County Fair
The Cumberland County Fair Board is the winner of the AAA Division Fair of the Year Award from the Tennessee Association of Fairs!  The award was given during the banquet of the Tennessee Association of Fairs as they were celebrating 100 years of service.  The Cumberland County Fair is no stranger to this award having won in 1977, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2004, 2010, 2016, 2017, and 2021!  The Fair Board was also awarded the Champion of Champions award in 1991, 1996, 2011, and 2012.  I always knew we had a great fair, and it looks like others have noticed too.  Congratulations to the Fair Board, and all the volunteers that it takes to make this happen.  Well done!

COVID-19 Update
The state of Tennessee has moved to reporting COVID-19 data on a weekly basis on Wednesday of each week for the previous Sunday through Saturday.  This report includes data for the week ending January 22nd.

According to the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), in Cumberland County there are 1,267 active cases of COVID-19.  I believe this to be a new high for Cumberland County.  There have been 289 cumulative deaths reported as of the date of this newsletter.  Datasets for additional information can be found at

CMC and Covenant released a dashboard with information about current COVID-19 patients.  You can see from the graphic that 67% of all COVID-19 ICU patients at CMC are unvaccinated, and 58% of all COVID-19 patients at CMC are unvaccinated.  Currently there are 17 confirmed or suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations at CMC.  At CMC, the median age of those in the ICU is not available as the volume is too small to report, and the median age of other COVID-19 hospitalizations is 68.5.

Covenant also released aggregate data for the entire hospital system.  Data provided indicates 78% of all COVID-19 ICU patients in a Covenant hospital are unvaccinated, and 64% of all COVID-19 patients in a Covenant hospital are unvaccinated.  Currently there are 348 confirmed or suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations in a Covenant facility.  The median age of those in the ICU is 65 and the median age of other COVID-19 hospitalizations is 70.

Complete Covenant COVID hospitalization data can be found here:

State Vaccination Dashboard:

Cumberland County Health Department Update
The Cumberland County Health Department is currently offering the Pfizer COVID 19 Vaccine and Booster.  Unfortunately, the Moderna Booster is not available at the Cumberland County Health Department at this time.  There are several other local facilities that offer Moderna. A complete list can be found at If the status changes for the Moderna vaccine and booster, the Health Department will send out an announcement. 

COVID-19 Testing Hours Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am (MWF are self-testing days)
COVID-19 Vaccine Hours Monday – Friday, 8:00 pm – 4:00 pm

All COVID-19 Vaccines are currently being given inside the Health Department.  No drive-thru option will be offered.

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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