County Mayor’s Notes – May 8th, 2020

Cloth Facemasks
The State of Tennessee is starting the process of providing cloth facemasks to everyone that needs one.  You can 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.

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.

COVID-19 Update
31 active cases (no change)
84 tested positive (no change)
52 recovered (no change)
1 death officially reported
2,117 negative tests
2,201 total tested

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.

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

One thought on “County Mayor’s Notes – May 8th, 2020

  1. Thank you, Mayor Foster, for being so proactive during this pandemic. Your frequent emails are informative and helpful, and in their own way, even comforting, as you demonstrate what leadership is all about. I’m very appreciative of all the efforts you are making on behalf all of us in Cumberland County.

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