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Friday, November 27, 2020

Tipton County Cases

𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗨𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲 🦠 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗢𝗰𝘁. 𝟱, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬
We are saddened to report two more COVID-19-related deaths were added to our list over the weekend, bringing the cumulative total to 22 and October’s total to 3. Our condolences are extended to the grieving family members and friends.
Tipton County reported a new death on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, bringing the fatality rate to 1.14. It is the first time the county has recorded new deaths for three consecutive days.
𝗛𝗘𝗔𝗗𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦 & 𝗜𝗡𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡
🗞 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗧𝗿𝘂𝗺𝗽 𝘀𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝗵𝗲’𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗽𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁
President Trump, who has been hospitalized for COVID-related issues over the weekend, tweeted he plans to leave Walter Reed tonight. Trump and at least 18 others – including the first lady, Gov. Chris Christie, Kellyanne Conway, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and several journalists – have tested positive after a celebration for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett in the Rose Garden 10 days ago. T
🗞 𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹 𝗢𝗰𝘁. 𝟭𝟵 𝗱𝘂𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗯𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸
After three U.S. senators test positive for COVID-19, the senate adjourned until Oct. 19. However, the hearings to confirm Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court are expected to begin on Oct. 12.
𝗧𝗜𝗣𝗧𝗢𝗡 𝗖𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗧𝗬’𝗦 𝗡𝗨𝗠𝗕𝗘𝗥𝗦
📈 Number of cumulative confirmed cases: 1,921
Increase since Friday: +43 (+7 Saturday, +12 Sunday, +24 Monday)
PCR Positive tests: 2,266 (+43)
Inactive: 1,747 (+23)
Active cases: 158 (+20)
Avg. cases per day: 13 (-9)
Deaths: 22
County fatality rate: 1.14
Total tests: 24,498 (+679)
Tests increased by 2.85% and confirmed cases increased by 1.9%.
Five-day positivity rate: 7.1% (+.04%)
Overall positivity rate: 9.2% (-.01%)
Mean transmission rate: 1.04 cases per infected person
Total hospitalizations: 88
📊 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲𝘀:
0-10 years – 60 (+2)
11-20 years – 211 (+7)
21-30 years – 369 (+7)
31-40 years – 388 (+12)
41-50 years – 313 (+5)
51-60 years – 274 (+2)
61-70 years – 177 (+6)
71-80 years – 75 (+1)
81+ years – 32 (+1)
Pending – 22 (-)
🔥 𝗢𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝘁𝘀𝗽𝗼𝘁-𝗯𝘆-𝗭𝗜𝗣 𝗰𝗼𝗱𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗽:
38004/Atoka: Level 2/5 (-)
38011/Brighton: Level 2/5 (+1 level)
38015/Burlison: Level 2/5 (+1 level)
38019/Covington: Level 3/5 (-)
38023/Drummonds: Level 1/5 (-)
38049/Mason & Stanton: Level 2/ 5 (+1 level)
38053/Quito & Millington: Level 2/5 (-)
38058/Munford: Level 2/5 (-)
🍎 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗧𝗶𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝘆 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀
Cases in school-age children (5-18): 162 (+8)
Student cases in Tipton County Schools: 13 (+7 over the week prior)
Staff cases this week: <5
Presumed active cases in students: 31
School-age cases since Aug. 6: 78
Source: TDOE COVID-19 DISTRICT INFORMATION
https://districtinformation.tnedu.gov/covid…/search/9/840
🏨 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴-𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀
For the week ending Oct. 2:
𝘼𝙃𝘾 𝘾𝙤𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙩𝙤𝙣
Bert Johnston Ave., Covington
Residents: 10 (+3 from last week)
Staff: 10 (no change)
Last positive test: Sept. 22
𝑴𝒂𝒈𝒏𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒂 𝑪𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒌
Hwy. 51, Covington
Residents: 6 (no change)
Resident deaths: 1
Staff: 16 (+1)
Last positive test: Sept. 14
⚠️ 𝗥𝗜𝗦𝗞 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗡𝗦𝗠𝗜𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡
🟠 𝗧𝗶𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗻’𝘀 𝗛𝗚𝗛𝗜/𝗕𝗦𝗣𝗛 𝗥𝗶𝘀𝗸 𝗟𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹: 𝗢𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 (𝟭𝟱.𝟱/𝟭𝟬𝟬𝗞)
Tipton is in the orange zone on the Harvard Global Health Initiative/Brown School of Public Health “Path to Zero” Risk Level Dashboard for Saturday’s data (they’re two days behind). Our rate is 15.5/100K (it was 21.8 Friday).
For comparison, Shelby Co. is at 11.1/100K and has been decreasing.
🟠 𝗧𝗡 𝗛𝗚𝗛𝗜/𝗕𝗦𝗣𝗛 𝗥𝗶𝘀𝗸 𝗟𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹: 𝗢𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 (𝟭𝟴.𝟯/𝟭𝟬𝟬𝗞)
Tennessee as a whole is in the HGHI/BSPH orange zone and the risk level is 18.3 (25 is the red zone; we were at 19.9 Friday). We rank 17th in the nation today with a lot of states ahead of us in the red zone. This is the lowest Tennessee has ranked.
The orange zone shows accelerated spread (10-24 cases/100K people) where stay-at-home orders and/or rigorous test and trace programs are advised. The red zone, HGHI/BSPH suggests, should follow stay-at-home orders.
🟡 𝗪𝗵𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗧𝗮𝘀𝗸 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗰𝗲 𝗥𝗶𝘀𝗸 𝗟𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹: 𝗬𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄
We are in the White House Task Force’s yellow zone which means we had both new cases between 10-100 per 100,000 population, and a diagnostic test positive result between 5-10%, or one of those two conditions and one condition qualifying as being in the Red Zone.
🟡 𝗠𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲: 𝗬𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 (𝟭.𝟬𝟰)
Our mean transmission rate is 1.04 , according to the Tennessee State Data Center. The yellow zone is the third level of five (with five being the worst). Shelby County is in the green zone at .95 as are all of our neighboring counties.
Thanks again for reading along as we share information about the numbers and how they’re reported. It’s done in an effort to provide up-to-date information about cases so you can make informed decisions.
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Closures/Cancellations

The following closures and cancellations have been announced:

Schools

Tipton County Schools are CLOSED. SACC & activities (including games, practices & club meetings) have been suspended. COVID-19 updates from the school system can be found here.

Boys & Girls Club of the Hatchie River Region will be closed beginning March 16. It will reopen when schools open.

tnAchieves mandatory meetings (statewide) cancelled. Seniors must watch webinar to retain eligibility.

DSCC – Spring Break Online-only classes until April 3

Local government

Atoka’s Town Hall is closed. Customers should use the phone or drive-thru. BBQ Fest, meetings and activities have been cancelled.

Brighton’s town hall is closed. Customers are being served through the drive-thru.

City of Covington has closed its lobby. Covington Parks and Recreation has closed its facilities, including the Sportsplex, pool, museum and all parks. Sports which were scheduled to begin soon have been postponed. All civic center gatherings and activities have been cancelled and Tipton County Commission on Aging services suspended.

The Keep Covington Clutter-Free event, formerly Clean Up/Fix Up Covington, scheduled for April 4 will be rescheduled for the fall.

Munford has reset court dates: The April 13 date is now May 11 at 2 p.m., April 15 has been moved to May 27 at 2 p.m. and the April 22 date has been moved to May 27 at 3:30 p.m.

Munford Parks and Recreation has suspended the following activities through March 30: all sports activities, including baseball, soccer, cheer, flag football and cornhole; skate and all private parties for skating or other building rentals have been cancelled. Refunds will be given.

Munford Tipton County Memorial Library is closed.

Tipton County Animal Shelter is closed to the public. For adoptions, please email the shelter manager at Lee@tcpw.net or can 901-837-5919.

The Tipton County Clerk’s office will close its Munford satellite location and Covington lobby. If at all possible, conduct business via TNCountyClerk.com (online vehicle renewals), by mail (220 Hwy. 51 North, Suite 2, Covington, TN 38019), Self-Service Kiosk 24/7 Atoka Town Hall (334 Atoka-Munford Rd), Drive Thru – Covington M-F 8-5, or by phone – 901-476-0207. Per Gov. Lee, vehicle registrations set to expire in March, April and May now expire June 15, 2020. The

Tipton County Library will close on March 24.

Community Events

Go Lucy Go 5K/10K has been postponed.

Rotary, Exchange and Lions club meetings have all been suspended.

Tipton County Master Gardeners Lawn & Garden Expo, set for April 4, has been cancelled.

Timeline

State and federal response

Tennessee’s first case was reported on March 4

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared outbreak a global pandemic.

Gov. Bill Lee declared a state of emergency on Thursday, March 12.

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday, March 13. On March 13, the Dept. of Defense banned domestic travel for personnel and families. The CDC has recommended not gathering in groups of 50 or more for eight weeks.

On March 16, Lee urged school districts statewide to close through March 31 and announced the state legislature would limit remaining business.

Lee signed executive order No. 17 on March 22 and Tipton County Executive Jeff Huffman declared a state of emergency for the county, limiting group gathering sizes, calling on business owners to use alternative models until April 6, allowing restaurants to serve through take-out/delivery only, closing bars and gyms and suspending some of the regular requirements for operations during the pandemic.

On March 24, Lee closed public schools in the state of Tennessee through April 24.

Local Resources

Tipton County Schools COVID-19 updates
https://bit.ly/39Sgjrx

Tennessee Department of Health – Novel Coronavirus updates
https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html

Tipton County Health Department
https://www.tiptonco.com/health_department

FAQs

What precautions are being taken?

Area nursing and rehabilitation centers are screening visitors for illnesses prior to allowing them to visit with residents and patients.

Baptist-Tipton has changed its visitor guidelines.

Extra cleaning is taking place at Tipton County schools and on buses.

DSCC’s spring break has been extended and classes will transition to online-only from March 23-April 3

First responders have plans to protect themselves and others from contracting the virus.

To find out the latest from Tipton County Schools, see https://www.tipton-county.com/apps/news/article/1181833.

What if I suspect I have COVID-19?

If you display symptoms, please call your primary care physician or the health department for testing and treatment.