One of the ways the school system has been able to help those in need during its closure has been through its feeding program.

And, from March 16 to April 30, the system served 115,702 meals, said Tipton County Schools Director Dr. John Combs.


Between the breakfasts and lunches it provides to anyone under the age of 18, that’s an average of 19,283 for each of the six weeks the system has been handing out meals.

They were not able to pass out food for the week of spring break, because they were scheduled to be closed, but Combs said the feeding program will continue at least through May 22, the planned last day of school.

The meals are being distributed Monday-Thursday (meals for Friday are given with Thursday’s meals) from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Austin Peay Elementary, Brighton Elementary, Covington High School, Drummonds Elementary, Munford Elementary, the Boys & Girls Club and at the Richland Hills subdivision in Mason.

What are the numbers today?

Confirmed cases: 99-106 (TDH reporting is lagging behind), which includes at least 29 inmate at the West Tennessee Detention Facility in Mason


Tipton Countians tested: 1,508+

Number negative: 1,409+

If you’d like to be tested, check out our list of testing sites.

Recovery and hospitalization

Number of Tipton Countians recovered: 54

Number hospitalized at Baptist-Tipton: 0

With at least 99 confirmed cases and 54 reported recoveries, this means there are at least 45 active cases of COVID-19 in Tipton County.

Echo Day
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