County Mayor’s Notes – October 25th, 2021

Veterans Day Ceremony
The Cumberland County Veterans Day Ceremony will be held November 11, 2021, at the War Memorial Park in downtown Crossville.  The ceremony will begin at 11:00 AM and end around 12:30 PM.  Mayor Mayberry and I will speak, and Tennessee Senator Paul Bailey will be the keynote speaker.

Boo on Main Street
Boo on Main Street trick or treating is BACK!  Come join in the fun on October 30th from 5 PM until 8 PM.  There will be treats, food, costumes, family fun, and vendors!

Anyone interested in setting up a both at this event should contact toocahoots@gmail.com or swing by Cahoots General Store for an application.

Anyone wishing to donate to the event for the children of Cumberland County please contact Cahoots at (931) 210-5604, or toocahoots@gmail.com!

COVID-19 Update
According to the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), in Cumberland County there are 160 active cases of COVID-19.  The number of active cases continues to trend down.  There have been 219 deaths reported as of the date of this newsletter.  Datasets for additional information can be found at https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov/data/downloadable-datasets.html.

In Cumberland County, 46.25 of the population has received at least one does of any COVID-19 vaccine.  We have 3.25% that have taken the first dose of Pfizer or Moderna, and 42.98% are fully vaccinated.  Additional vaccination data can be found here: 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.

As of Friday, October 22, 2021, Cumberland County Schools Director Dr. Ina Maxwell reported 4 active student cases and 2 positive staff cases of COVID-19.

I do not believe in governmental mandates, but I do believe in vaccines.  The data clearly indicates this is a pandemic most dangerous to the unvaccinated.  Getting vaccinated is a personal decision and should be made by an individual and their doctor and other trusted advisors.  I went through this process months ago and decided it was best for me to get vaccinated.  Information for those that wish to get vaccinated is provided below.

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

CMC/Covenant Dashboard
CMC and Covenant released a dashboard with information about current COVID-19 patients.  You can see from the graphic that 83% of all COVID-19 ICU patients at CMC are unvaccinated, and 86% of all COVID-19 patients at CMC are unvaccinated.  Currently there are 14 confirmed or suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations at CMC.  At CMC, the median age of all COVID-19 hospitalizations is 55.5.

Covenant also released data for the hospital system.  Data provided indicates 92% of all COVID-19 ICU patients in a Covenant hospital are unvaccinated, and 80% of all COVID-19 patients in a Covenant hospital are unvaccinated.  Currently there are 157 confirmed or suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations in a Covenant facility.  The median age of those in the ICU is 57 and the median age of all COVID-19 hospitalizations is 63.

More Covenant data can be found at https://www.covenanthealth.com/covid-19-dashboard/.

Cumberland County Health Department Update
COVID-19 Testing Hours Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

COVID-19 Vaccine Drive Thru Monday – Friday, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Walk-In Vaccine available 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Cumberland County Department of Health is now offering Pfizer booster doses of COVID vaccine.

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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