County Mayor’s Notes – April 6th, 2021

It has been a while since my last update due to the long holiday weekend and state data coming out late.

Cumberland County Schools COVID-19 data as of Thursday, April 1, 2021 from Dr. Ina Maxwell, Director of Schools

  • 12 positive active student cases
  • 4 positive active staff cases
  • 74 total students quarantined due to being determined to have had close contact with another individual who tested positive.
  • 4 total staff members quarantined due to being determined to have had close contact with another individual who tested positive.

Cumberland County Population Vaccinated
My apologies for the condition of the roads at the Community Complex.  We are trying to keep them graveled and graded but the rains have made it difficult and bumpy.  Many thanks to the Road Department for all the help.

  • Number of vaccines reported (including first and second doses): 29,820
  • County Population with at least one dose of any manufacturer: 18,227
  • County Population Fully Vaccinated: 12,153

State Vaccination Dashboard:
https://data.tn.gov/t/Public/views/TennIISCOVID-19VaccineReporting/SUMMARY?:showAppBanner=false&:display_count=n&:showVizHome=n&:origin=viz_share_link&:toolbar=no&:embed=yes

COVID-19 Update (difference from previous day)
The following are the numbers from the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) for Cumberland County as of the date of this newsletter. The change from the prior day, not my prior newsletter, is in parenthesis.

We had a large jump of 39 positives on one day late last week.  I believe this is again due to address corrections made by the state, but I have yet to be able to verify.  The problem with correcting addresses on positive cases is that the offsetting negative cases aren’t corrected.  This skews the data by creating an inaccurate positivity rate, especially in the short term.

106 active cases (-4)
6,190 inactive/recovered (+13)
125 deaths officially reported (+0)
6,421 positive cases (+1)
148 cumulative hospitalizations (+1) *
16.34% positivity rate – 7-day average
96.40% Inactive/Recovered
11.83% cumulative positivity rate (positive cases / positive cases + negative tests)
10.61% of residents have tested positive
0.18% of residents have active cases

* Hospitalization data reflect the cumulative (total) number of cases of Cumberland County residents that were ever hospitalized AT ANY HOSPITAL from COVID-19. It does not reflect the number of people currently hospitalized.

Vaccination Phase Update
The 89 Health Departments operated by the State of Tennessee, including the Cumberland County Health Department, announced that all Tennesseans age 16 and up are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. 

Vaccination appointments are widely available across the state, with many rural Tennessee county health departments seeing only a fraction of their daily COVID-19 vaccination appointments filled. Tennesseans eligible for COVID-19 vaccination can visit https://vaccinate.tn.gov/ to book their vaccination appointment at their county health department.

Information on other vaccination locations in the community is available at https://vaccinefinder.org/search/. These sites include retail pharmacies, independent pharmacies, hospitals, federally qualified health care centers, and faith-based health clinics.

Vaccination and Testing Locations
COVID-19 vaccination and testing are both conducted at the Community Complex grounds on Livingston Road.  Although both are on the same grounds, the locations are different.  Vaccinations are held closest to the Taco Bell entrance on the Highway 127 side of the grounds and are located close to the 3-way stop at Industrial Boulevard and Livingston Road.  Testing is located closest to the Farmers Market entrance on the West Avenue (Highway 70N) side of the grounds.

Please watch the signs as they are located to help you get in the correct line.

COVID-19 Information and Vaccine Key Links

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
http://allenfoster.net

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Cumberland County Mayor

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