County Mayor’s Notes – September 11th, 2020

911 Remembrance Ceremony
Patriot Day – Remembering September 11, 2001.  Thank you to our first responders that go toward the danger.  You are appreciated!

COVID-19 Update (difference from previous day)
School level data is now available online.  Click this link to see the information available for Cumberland County:

https://districtinformation.tnedu.gov/covid-information/search/-1/180

Director of Schools Dr. Ina Maxwell also released the following this afternoon:

  • 3 positive active student cases
  • 3 positive active staff cases
  • 81 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.

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 is in parenthesis.

Our active cases are still trending down, but we are still having several new positives daily.  Please continue to do your best to follow CDC guidelines when out and about.

149 active cases (-6)
877 inactive/recovered (+25)
10 deaths officially reported (+0)
1,036 positive cases (+19)
44 hospitalizations (+0) *
19,070 negative tests (+203)
84.65% Inactive/Recovered
5.15% cumulative positivity rate (positive cases / positive cases + negative tests)
1.71% of residents have tested positive
0.25% 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

* 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.

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.

Thank you,

Allen Foster
Cumberland County Mayor
http://allenfoster.net