County Mayor’s Notes – October 9th, 2020

Cumberland County Schools COVID-19 Update
The following is a COVID-19 update from Cumberland County Director of Schools Dr. Ina Maxwell as of Friday, October 9, 2020:

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

Schools are closed October 12-16, 2020 for Fall Break.  The next release will be Friday, October 23, 2020.

COVID-19 Update (difference from previous day)
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.

Please continue social distancing and making wise choices to help mitigate the spread of the virus.

156 active cases (+1)
1,195 inactive/recovered (+9)
23 deaths officially reported (+1)
1,374 positive cases (+11)
62 cumulative hospitalizations (+1)
24,440 negative tests (+209)
7.02% positivity rate – 7-day average
86.97% Inactive/Recovered
5.32% cumulative positivity rate (positive cases / positive cases + negative tests)
2.27% of residents have tested positive
0.26% 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

School level COVID-19 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

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