County Mayor’s Notes – September 24th, 2021

COVID-19 Update
According to the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), in Cumberland County there are 588 active cases of COVID-19.  There have been 196 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.

According to a report released by Director of Schools, Dr. Ina Maxwell, there are 60 positive student cases in the school system, which is down from 140 last week.  There are 19 positive staff cases, which is down from 24 last week.

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.

CMC/Covenant Dashboard

CMC and Covenant released a dashboard with information about current COVID-19 patients.  You can see from the graphic that 100% of all COVID-19 ICU patients at CMC are unvaccinated, and 100% of all COVID-19 patients at CMC are unvaccinated.  Currently there are 43 confirmed or suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations at CMC.  At CMC, the median age of those in the ICU is 61 and the median age of all COVID-19 hospitalizations is 68.

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 88% of all COVID-19 patients in a Covenant hospital are unvaccinated.  Currently there are 343 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 60.

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

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

Cumberland County Health Department Update
The Cumberland County Health Department has new COVID 19 Testing/Vaccine Hours beginning Monday September 27th

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

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