County Mayor’s Notes – March 8th, 2021

Cumberland County Schools COVID-19 data as of Friday, March 5, 2021
3 positive active student cases
5 positive active staff cases
46 total students quarantined due to being determined to have had close contact with another individual who tested positive.
9 total staff members quarantined due to being determined to have had close contact with another individual who tested positive.

Cumberland County Population Vaccinated (as of prior day)
Number of vaccines reported: 19,114 *
County Population with at least one dose of any manufacturer: 20.75%
County Population with Series Initiation (1 dose of Pfizer / Moderna): 9.94%
County Population with Series Completion (2 doses of Pfizer / Moderna OR 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson): 10.81%

*Number of shots given including first and second doses.

State Vaccination Dashboard:
https://data.tn.gov/t/Public/views/TennIISCOVID-19VaccineReporting/SUMMARY?:showAppBanner=false&:display_count=n&:showVizHome=n&:origin=viz_share_link&:toolbar=no&:embed=yes

COVID-19 Update (difference from previous day)
The following are the numbers from the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) for Cumberland County as of the date of this newsletter. The change from the prior day, not my prior newsletter, is in parenthesis.

66 active cases (-3)
5,953 inactive/recovered (+4)
123 deaths officially reported (+0)
6,142 positive cases (+1)
143 cumulative hospitalizations (+0) *
8.94% positivity rate – 7-day average
96.92% Inactive/Recovered
11.69% cumulative positivity rate (positive cases / positive cases + negative tests)
10.15% of residents have tested positive
0.11% of residents have active cases

Remember:

  • If you feel sick, get tested.
  • STAY HOME after being tested until you get your result.
  • Wear a mask when appropriate.  It is not a political statement; it is about everyone’s health.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Follow the guidelines provided by Governor Lee and the CDC. 
  • Be smart and avoid places you feel are unsafe.

These numbers are intended to be a brief summary of the information provided by the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH). More detailed information can be found at the online dashboard: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html

* Hospitalization data reflect the cumulative (total) number of cases of Cumberland County residents that were ever hospitalized AT ANY HOSPITAL from COVID-19. It does not reflect the number of people currently hospitalized.

Vaccination Phase Update
The 89 Health Departments operated by the State of Tennessee, including the Cumberland County Health Department, has now moved into the 1c risk phase for vaccinations which includes high risk comorbidities.

Vaccination and Testing Locations
COVID-19 vaccination and testing are both conducted at the Community Complex grounds on Livingston Road.  Although both are on the same grounds, the locations are different.  Vaccinations are held closest to the Taco Bell entrance on the Highway 127 side of the grounds, and are located close to the 3-way stop at Industrial Boulevard and Livingston Road.  Testing is located closest to the Farmers Market entrance on the West Avenue (Highway 70N) side of the grounds.

Please watch the signs as they are located to help you get in the correct line.

COVID-19 testing will be offered Monday through Fridayfrom 10:00 am until 1:00 pm.

Self-testing for individuals over age 18 will be offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Smartphone with internet and email are required for everyone on self-testing days.  CCHD will provide COVID-19 testing on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the assistance of health department staff.

COVID-19 Information and Vaccine Key Links

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

Published by allenfoster

Cumberland County Mayor

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