County Mayor’s Notes – March 2nd, 2022

Cumberland Medical Center
CMC would like to hear from you!  Please take the online Community Health Needs Assessment Survey by March 15, 2022.  This anonymous survey is being conducted in partnership with UT Social Work Office of Research and Public Service to help gather information on local health priorities.  Survey link:

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 February 26th.

According to the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), in Cumberland County there are 209 active cases of COVID-19.  This number almost half last week’s total.  There have been 309 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.  The number is too low to report for COVID-19 ICU patients at CMC that are unvaccinated, and 70% of all COVID-19 patients at CMC are unvaccinated.  Currently there are 10 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 74.

Covenant also released aggregate data for the entire hospital system.  Data provided indicates 69% of all COVID-19 ICU patients in a Covenant hospital are unvaccinated, and 73% of all COVID-19 patients in a Covenant hospital are unvaccinated.  Currently there are 102 confirmed or suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations in a Covenant facility.  The median age of those in the ICU is 66.5 and the median age of other COVID-19 hospitalizations is 71.5.

Complete Covenant COVID hospitalization data can be found here:

State Vaccination Dashboard:

Cumberland County Schools Update
According to Director of Schools Dr. Ina Maxwell, as of Friday, February 25, there are 5 students that are positive for COVID-19 and 2 staff members.

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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Cumberland County Mayor

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