County Mayor’s Notes – April 22nd, 2020

Do Your Part, Stay Apart
If you had a General Sessions or Circuit court date scheduled for the month of April, you must call the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office at 931-484-6647 to get a new court date scheduled.

If you need to pay a ticket or court costs, contact Circuit Court Clerk’s Office to learn how by phone (484-6647), email (jessica.burgess@cumberlandcountytn.gov) and mail.  The address is:
60 Justice Center Drive
Crossville, TN 38555

Get Answers to Economic Impact Payment Questions
The IRS is regularly updating the Economic Impact Payment  and the Get My Payment tool frequently asked questions pages on IRS.gov as more information becomes available. Taxpayers should check the FAQs often for the latest additions; many common questions are answered in these.

More than 80 million Economic Impact Payments have already been delivered to the nation’s taxpayers. More payments are on their way. As part of this effort, the IRS has launched two tools to help taxpayers get their payments:

  1. Get My Payment Since its launch on April 15, millions of taxpayers have been able to input their direct deposit information to speed—and track—their payments. The IRS reminds taxpayers the information is updated once daily, usually overnight, so they only need to enter information once a day. 
  2. The Non-Filers Enter Payment Info tool is helping millions of taxpayers successfully submit basic information to receive Economic Impact Payments quickly to their bank accounts. This tool is designed only for people who are not required to submit a tax return.

How to Use the Tools on IRS.gov to Get Your Economic Impact Payment: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/how-to-use-the-tools-on-irsgov-to-get-your-economic-impact-payment

COVID-19 Update
According to the Tennessee Department of Health, 60 residents of Cumberland County have tested positive for COVID-19 and 29 have recovered, leaving 31 active cases.  1,024 have tested negative.  No deaths have been reported in Cumberland County.  Overall, 1,084 people have been tested, which outpaces many larger counties.  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. 

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:
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 (1503 South Main Street) is conducting drive through testing Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM.  For more information call 931-484-6196. 

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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