This is an unsettling time for our country and our community, as we are in a public health emergency due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Your elected leaders and public health officials are working around the clock to slow the spread of the virus and provide care to those who need it. It is important to remember that we need to be prepared, not scared . Heed the advice of public health experts who agree that the most effective way to “flatten the curve,” or slow the spread of the virus, is to practice social distancing. Below is some helpful information regarding COVID-19:
How can you be infected?
How long does it take to show symptoms after being infected?
What are the symptoms?
When should you seek testing?
Except in the case of an emergency, please call your healthcare provider before seeking treatment in person.
While it is normal to feel anxious, there are ways to take control of the situation and be prepared. I urge you to take the following precautions to keep yourself and our community safe.
What is the difference between “Safer at Home” and “social distancing”?
Safer at home is a stricter form of social distancing. There are some differences. Safer at home means:
It is important during this national emergency that we unite as a community, follow the advice of experts, and take responsibility for our actions to #SlowTheSpread of coronavirus. For more information, visit https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html or call the TN Department of Health Hotline at 1-833-556-2476 or 877-857-2945. These lines are staff 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. CDT daily.
Hickman County Mayor
CDC Situation Summary
TN Dept. of Health
TN COVID-19 Information and Resources
For Local Updates
TN Economic Recovery
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
FEMA Rumor Control
For Businesses – OSHA
Economic Relief Package for Small Businesses
2020 Healthcare Openness and Access Project
Executive Order No. 55