County Mayor’s Notes – April 14th, 2020

From our Veterans Services Office

Veterans or family members who are receiving VA Service Connected Disability or VA Pension payments that do not receive other money from the Federal Government will be required to give the IRS direct deposit information to expedite the stimulus check. Go to IRS.gov and click the “I Don’t Have to File” link to start the process.

The Cumberland County Veterans Assistance Fund is still operating during these times.  This fund is available to help with emergency costs such as rent, utilities, food, emergency home repairs etc. for Cumberland County resident military veterans that have not been dishonorably discharged.  To start the request, call the VSO at 456-0090.  The office completes the verification of veteran status then passes the veteran’s information on to the fund interviewer to take an application. The entire process can take less than an hour.

COVID-19 Update

According to the Tennessee Department of Health, 51 residents of Cumberland County have tested positive for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, 797 have tested negative, and 12 have recovered.  Contact tracing is standard in all cases, so if you have been in close contact with someone that has tested positive, you will be notified. 

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:

https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html

Health Department Testing

Your primary care physician and the local Health Department are capable of testing for COVID-19.  The local Health Department is conducting drive through testing Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM.

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 following the events of the 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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