County Mayor’s Notes – October 29th, 2021

Cumberland County Health Department Update
The Cumberland County Health Department is currently offering the Pfizer COVID 19 Vaccine and Booster.  Due to safety protocols, the State of Tennessee has recognized certain Health Departments as Pfizer only.  Unfortunately, the Moderna Booster is not available at the Cumberland County Health Department at this time.  There are several other local facilities that offer Moderna. A complete list can be found at www.vaccines.gov. If the status changes for the Moderna vaccine and booster, the Health Department will send out an announcement. 

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

COVID-19 Update
According to the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), in Cumberland County there are 130 active cases of COVID-19.  The number of active cases continues to trend down.  There have been 224 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, 46.47 of the population has received at least one does of any COVID-19 vaccine.  We have 3.35% that have taken the first dose of Pfizer or Moderna, and 43.10% 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 29, 2021, Cumberland County Schools Director Dr. Ina Maxwell reported 8 active student cases and 2 positive staff cases of COVID-19.

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 60% of all COVID-19 ICU patients at CMC are unvaccinated, and 82% of all COVID-19 patients at CMC are unvaccinated.  Currently there are 12 confirmed or suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations at CMC.  At CMC, the median age of all COVID-19 hospitalizations is 56.

Covenant also released data for the hospital system.  Data provided indicates 81% of all COVID-19 ICU patients in a Covenant hospital are unvaccinated, and 81% of all COVID-19 patients in a Covenant hospital are unvaccinated.  Currently there are 122 confirmed or suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations in a Covenant facility.  The median age of those in the ICU is 56 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/.

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!

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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