County Mayor’s Notes – May 20th, 2020

Cloth Masks
Stop by the local Health Department (1503 South Main Street) from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM to pick up your free mask!  One mask per individual in a household is allowed.  This is while supplies last, but more shipments will be coming in regularly.

Census
The census is important!  Please take the time complete your census today by visiting www.2020Census.gov or calling 844-330-2020 to get counted today!  It matters.

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Cumberland County COVID-19 Update
28 active cases (down 1)
94 tested positive (no change)
65 recovered (up 1)
1 death officially reported
3,086 negative tests
3,180 total tested
2.96% percent of those that have been tested were positive
5.25% percent of residents have been tested
0.16% percent of residents tested were positive
0.05% percent of residents have active cases

Contact tracing is completed by the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH).  Once a patient is contacted about a positive test result by the health department or their local primary care physician, they are immediately contacted by the TDH contact tracing team who investigates their movements and persons that they may have come in close contact with.  TDH considers close contact to be within six feet for more than 10 minutes.  TDH employees will identify themselves when calling. Contact tracing is done out of the regional office. If you are contacted and have questions or concerns about authenticity, etc., feel free to call 931-646-7586.

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 here.

Health Department Testing
The local Health Department (1503 South Main Street) is conducting drive through testing, free of charge, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  No doctor’s order is required, and no appointment is necessary.  Anyone can be tested regardless of symptoms.  Results are generally available in about two days.

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Thank you,

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